It’s too bad that the GNOME Asia summit in HK was so short and that I had to leave early on the last day of the conference. I wish I had more time to interact with the local community and to discuss with the design team some of the (anti)patterns that matter/appeal to me.
I’d like to thank the organizers for setting up the event and for their warm welcome, going as far as to giving our triumvir a tour of the Xiamen university campus and surroundings.
Git can feel extremely unnatural to those who came from Bazaar. Only after a lot of advice from friends, the right tools and a few months of intensive usage did I feel confident enough to use it without fear. Many are probably in the same boat as me though, so I took a couple of hours to clean up my personal notes and make a proper “crash course” tutorial for Git in the Pitivi context.
Are you a student who wants to get involved in shaping the future of open source video editing? Are you looking for a friendly project providing stimulating challenges and a well-established codebase and expertise? Then consider applying for the Summer of Code programme to work on Pitivi or GES! See this page for the list of ideas for Pitivi. Don’t wait though: the deadline for applying is April 6th.
“GES. You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”
Unless you’ve been following the PiTiVi’s development very closely lately, it is often hard to imagine what GES does and how important it is to PiTiVi. I therefore wrote an explanatory page about it and updated the architecture overview on the wiki, in the hope of clearing things up. Let me know if something’s missing or if you have suggestions to enhance those pages.
In my spare time this week I implemented one of my favorite missing features in PiTiVi: a live preview of what you’re trimming. No more fuzzying around and moving the playhead all the time to figure out if you cut your scene right. No more trial and error. Just pure, unadulterated productivity. HTML5 video below: