image slideshow problems

I am doing a dvd and HD of wedding images and I wanted to speed up the process by creating slideshows of folders, and then compositing the clips.

First it seems that the slideshow dialog does not want to do the crossfade.. then it seems that it does not want to do the luma either.

Right now I am creating image clips and then pasting them all by hand.

I am using the compiled version on gentoo.

Also it would be nice to be able to just have all of the images in the slide show set out as image clips if you want so that you can manipulate durations.. add and subtract clips etc.. Well .. that is what I would like to see but I know that dev's are already kneck deep in work to do.. :) (ps nice job!!)