[Kdenlive-devel] PR and Twitter

jb jb at kdenlive.org
Thu Nov 24 22:02:11 UTC 2011

On Thursday 24 November 2011 11:17:33 Ernie Zahn wrote:
> Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate it!
> I wasn't sure where to inquire about this but I've noticed that there could
> be more done in the PR scene to make Kdenlive more visible. More visible to
> the general public and more visible to folks that already have a stake in
> the same kind of values.
> I work for Mozilla and GetGlue, part of what I do at both places is PR and
> I'd be happy to donate time to do what I do with them for Kdenlive.


That's a great news. 

> The twitter for example, doesn't need to be daily,but it could twice a
> week. You don't have to exclusively post about updates. It could also be
> answering questions that folks have about Kdenlive. Or casually reminding
> people that there is native support for WebM export in Kdenlive.
> I was at the 2011 Open Video Conference and there were a lot of FOSS
> projects there. And there were a lot of WebM guys there too.A lot of people
> I spoke with didn't realize that Kdenlive could export WebM, they though
> Miro converter was their best and only choice. Miro is great but Kdenlive
> has a lot of great export options. So many open source folks didnt even
> realize this!
> This is just an example. Anyway, I'm rambling. But anyone on the Kdenlive
> team interested in me volunteering, PR, management and coordinating are my
> professional skills and I'm happy to lend them as it's the best way I can
> help. Thanks!

For sure, some help and experience would be more than welcome. Most of the 
active people in the Kdenlive team are really busy, coding and some user 
support is almost all we can do now. And as Kdenlive user base is growing, it 
will soon be a full time job to do user support!

I also think Kdenlive deserves a better visibility, I really like the way that 
through MLT, we combine the resources of many open source projects into one 
powerful tool.

Also, Kdenlive gets a lot of bad reports because of installation issues, for 
example several distros packaged Kdenlive 0.8 with MLT 0.7.4 which do not work 

I am almost ready to release Kdenlive (probably this week-end), which 
fixes several embarrassing issues like startup crash on some configs, and I 
think that this new release will be good enough to start doing some 

Also, slightly different topic but as you might have seen in the mailing list, 
Till might be available next summer to work full time on Kdenlive for a few 
weeks, which means we might want to raise some funds... and by the way, in the 
past year we had a few proposal for donations which were ignored because we 
didn't know how to handle this.

Anyways, a lot can probably be done in PR so we are hoping to hear more from 


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