Re: [PiTiVi] [Fwd: Open Movie Editor vs. Kdenlive vs Pitivi]
On Jan 22, 2008 4:33 PM, Brandon Lewis <brandon_lewis@...> wrote:
> George Farris wrote:
> > This was on the Ubuntu list and I was wondering if there was any
> > movement here in regards to Pitivi. Brandon mentioned he had some time
> > over Christmas to work on it. Seems a shame that we would loose this
> > opportunity to be in the Ubuntu Studio distro.
> > I do understand it is an awful lot of work ...
> > Cheers all
> I wasn't able to get anything done over winter break, and school has
> just started. Unfortunately, I haven't got much direction at this point.
> The documentation for GStreamer just isn't there, and while I did make
> some progress learning it on my own, I have a long way to go before I
> can apply what I have learned to PiTiVi. There are too many subtleties
> with GStreamer itself, and there's too much of the PiTiVi application
> code that I don't understand. Edward just doesn't seem to have the time
> to walk me through it, and he is pretty much the only one who can.
> I'd hate to think the project is dying, but we have lost a lot of ground
> to competing projects which are starting to offer usable features. I get
> the feeling that there are capable people waiting on the sidelines, but
> are prevented from contributing because what has been done isn't
> well-documented. If those people are moving on to other projects, then,
> PiTiVi is trouble. Open source projects thrive on network effects from a
> large community of users. The first project to become usable and build
> such a community has a significant advantage in this respect, often
> despite significant technical limitations. For example, XMMS still
> continues to be popular, even though other projects like Rhythmbox and