[Kdenlive-devel] Pop quiz to finish off KDE-Digest story

Bugs Bane bugsbane at gmail.com
Sat Nov 8 04:07:29 UTC 2008

Thanks for the advice and opinions all. The approach I've taken is to
actually have the release in two main parts. First, aimed at users,
with a minimum of technical jargon and, as you suggest, focusing more
on the ease of use and ability to handle such a wide range of formats.
I've also made a point of both thanking our major upstreams such as
MLT(++) and FFMPEG, and letting users know that this release is in
fact, a major step forward for linux video editing (as indeed was
Kino, one of the giants whose shoulders we stand upon). I promise not
to use any excessively, extraneous superlatives ;-)

The second part is mainly aimed specifically at developers, which is
why I asked what parts of working on Kdenlive would be most
interesting to you guys. I'm aiming to include all our favourite
geekery jargon here such as libraries and frameworks and versions
used, interesting tech facts (such as rendering independently of the
main app) and such like. I have a fair bit of marketing background,
but don't code, and so if there needs to be corrections, this will
likely be where. I'm incorporating what's been emailed on this thread
now, after which I'll post a draft here. Feel free to point out
corrections then.

It is worth remembering that the better story we get out, the more
people will try it and the more people "the tool can speak for itself"
too. :)

Dan, I can understand getting annoyed at projects glossing over your
hard work. Especially ones that haven't even released yet (*cough*
*Jah----a* *cough* *saya* *cough*). What can I say. Kino rocks.
Kdenlive rocks. MLT rocks them all.

PS For the multithreading thing, can we all agree on "partially
multithreaded"? It's a bit of an oxymoron, but the shortest way I can
think of saying "It works, except it doesn't work at 100% power,
except for some people for whom it does..."

On 11/7/08, Dan Dennedy <dan at dennedy.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 7, 2008 at 10:40 AM, Jean-Michel Pouré <jm at poure.com> wrote:
>> Le vendredi 07 novembre 2008 à 10:29 -0800, Dan Dennedy a écrit :
>>> which is a big discredit to all the others who have been working on
>> video editing for years including myself.
>> You are the maintainer of MLT and dvgrab.
>> This is a huge work.
> Heh, true, but from my perspective as Kino developer, I have been on
> the receiving end of announcements from Diva, Jahshaka, and now
> http://sayavideoeditor.sourceforge.net/
>> Okay, I apologize for this message.
>> Let us not start a flame war ...
> I appreciate the apology. Your other contributions to this story were
> great - congrats for speaking up! It was just #1 that I did not like.
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