[kdenlive] [bug 3133] download new render profiles

jb jb at kdenlive.org
Sat Feb 7 14:46:08 UTC 2015


> Downloading rendering profiles from the Internet via the GUI frontend
> appears to be broken (Settings -> Download New Render Profiles...). The
> progress indicator says 'loading data' and sits there forever.
> There is a bug open since 2013!: https://bugs.kdenlive.org/view.php?id=3133

This is a known issue. Due to a server overload, I had to disable all 
interactivity on kdenlive.org in the summer of 2013. Since we now moved to the 
KDE servers, we should have enough resources to re-enable it.

However, the "Download new render profiles" feature was previously based on 
user provided content and this is a problem because:

* We tried re-enabling user registration to allow this kind of features in 
late decembre 2014, but kdenlive.org was flooded with hundreds of spam 
accounts requests every day, which made it impossible to manage - so I had to 
disable it again last month.

* Nobody was 'maintaining' the profiles, so their quality or usefulness was 
not verified, and after some time, it became a bit messy.
> Could one of the project devs/maintainers please comment on this issue?
> Are there plans to either fix the issue or remove the option to prevent
> people trying to use it?

We are currently investing all our energy into a new release and a refactoring 
effort. In my opinion, it's a good thing to have this feature because it 
allows us to release new rendering profiles without a new Kdenlive release, so 
I would like to keep it. The best solution would be to have someone 
volunteering to manage and update these profiles. But as I said this is 
currently not a top priority issue for our small developer team.


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