[kdenlive] Developing and communicating

Mario Fux kde-ml at unormal.org
Thu Feb 5 13:53:39 UTC 2015

Am Mittwoch, 04. Februar 2015, 07.46:49 schrieb Vincent Pinon:
> Hello,

Morning Vincent and Co

Just some small comments below as I'm currently quite busy with exams.

> From my point of view, Kdenlive is in a transition period not very easy to
> handle. After excitement of the new things with Frameworks 5 (rapidly
> handled!), we have entered yet a new difficult refactoring effort. Where to
> start, where to stop?
> We have targets on todo.kde.org, but main items are not so easy...
> Organizing a sprint would certainly be a good thing, with more than 2 devs?
> (actually I'm counting for 0.5 :-\ )

About Sprints: I'll organize again some edition of the Randa Meetings around 
Q3 in 2015. Kdenlive is of course very welcome again. If and when you plan 
something before this, please do so and talk with KDE e.V. board for funding 
(they will of course help).

> Meanwhile, we still have many users using our stable release, and still
> facing problems. Less and less are using mantis bug tracker (kept for
> 0.9.10), as very few people are replying there: I almost gave up too!
> So help is coming from forums, but we do not track and fix the issues...

Btw there is a service https://blogtrottr.com/ to get the forum RSS as 

> These issues are sometimes with Kdenlive itself, but often with multimedia
> stack (ffmpeg/libav and MLT combinations: difficult to reproduce every
> case). Most of the time the solution proposed is to switch to MLT daily
> builds which embed all the libs, but this is not satisfactory to have
> broken distro packages!
> We should forward those cases to upstream libs and downstream packagers,
> but it requires some cleaning that I don't find time for. Volunteers?
> Last point is about web site: we should definitely give some news, but I'm
> also wondering how to better put forward the *base.kde.org wikis on which
> we have relevant information for users (manual) and contributors (howto,
> roadmap, todo).
> Few people have editing access to kdenlive.org (even if we easily open
> rights when you ask), while wikis are open to all KDE community and can be
> translated, so pointing our home page there could be a good thing?

Makes sense.

Another idea would be blog more often (even if the posts are small) about what 
you're doing. The world should know about the work you're doing. Oh and you 
might want to write to the kde-devel or community lists to get some new people 
and fresh meat ;-).

> Sorry for so many question marks!

Don't be sorry!

> Vincent


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