Please excuse me for asking a question which may be a faq (although it's not in the faq list) -- I'm new to this forum .
I have had bad luck with testing Kdenlive on Fedora (8, yes, too old I know -- it's my regular machine), Ubuntu and Mandriva (2009). In some cases (after following all the known hacks) I had more luck than with others, as a matter of fact Mandriva worked best so far (Kino had no problems whatsoever) and it apparently uses the old firewire stack.
However, I feel it's better to use a source code install (and keeping better up-to-date with recent FFmpeg etc. from svn).
So my question is: is there a recommended source-code oriented Linux distro to use for Kdenlive? Like ArchLinux, Gentoo, or ...?
(Or perhaps a sneakier question: what distro do the Kdenlive developers use?)
Thanx for any help, regards, Eric
PS: I'm just very interested in best experiences/practices from users w/r to using Kdenlive --- not to start a 'best Linux distro holy war'; I'm distro-neutral