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How do you visually represent a project’s timeline?

Auteur: 
nekohayo

Here is a fun example to illustrate why software development in general is a complex endeavour:

Pitivi 0.93 released

Auteur: 
nekohayo

Last week, a flash snowstorm brought me around 2ft of snow overnight. I thought, “If I’m going to clear that much snow, might as well have some fun and make a timelapse out of it”, and so I did. While watching it, I realized, “Hmm… that’s an interesting metaphor for the huge amount of preparatory and cleanup work we’ve been doing in the past few years”:

Pitivi status update for Q1 2014, fundraiser launch

Auteur: 
nekohayo

Since my previous technical update in January, I haven’t had time to touch Pitivi’s code. Thankfully though, Alexandru Băluț has been filling the gap with a ton of refactoring work: around 150 commits! That took a fair amount of time to review and merge, believe me.

Applying for a GSoC project is all about early involvement and commitment

Auteur: 
nekohayo

This year, Pitivi‘s focus for GSoC projects will be a little bit different than in 2013. As you can see in our preliminary ideas page, there is much less GStreamer (or GES) work involved, as we tried to focus on Pitivi UI work — easier, concrete projects, mostly only in Python. Most of the hardcore backend work we needed to accomplish was done throughout 2013. Of course, there are still some hardcore project ideas around if you feel like you’re up for a challenge.

Presenting and hacking Pitivi at Pycon 2014

Auteur: 
nekohayo

Pycon, or what I’d call the “main Pycon” (vs one of the sub-Pycons), has traditionally always been held in the United States of America. This year, it will be held in Montréal.

pycon2014-logo

Moving planets around

Auteur: 
nekohayo

A minor security problem on the Pitivi website (a script kiddie covertly filling a cache folder with pharma SEO spam) lured me into the following adventure, when MagpieRSS was suspected of having been used as the attack vector:

Praise for the Personal Desktop Computer

Auteur: 
nekohayo

On my personal homepage, I maintain a timeline of personal computers I’ve owned or closely maintained. The ones I’ve been using as my personal workhorses are the ones in green:

Scratching some Media Library itches

Auteur: 
nekohayo

Besides looking for a job, catching a cold and shovelling snow, this holiday season I spent some time scratching itches in Pitivi. For starters, thumbnails generation: if you’ve been using the new Pitivi, you certainly ran into this:

medialibrary - partial thumbs

The Death of Instant Messaging in 2013

Auteur: 
nekohayo

We kinda failed at freeing/opening up telecommunications for the the public, though it wasn’t really our fault.

ICQ 2000 for Dummies

Wanted: documentation specialist

Auteur: 
nekohayo

The Pitivi project is looking for someone who loves teaching/writing, to fill the position of “documentation specialist” among our team! The documentation specialist will be responsible for updating our fantastic user manual (online version here) based on release notes of 0.91 and 0.92 as well as your own imagination/ideas for improvement.

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