Do you love Python (or C)? Interested in video editing? Then you should definitely consider working on PiTiVi as part of the GNOME Outreach Programme for Women! Feel free to email me or Thibault about it, or catch us on IRC (some details about the program and how to get in touch with us are on this page)
Enough is enough! I've had it with those monkey fighting spammers on this Monday to Friday wiki!
It is no secret that the pitiwiki was the target of a large scale cyber-warfare campaign in the last few months: the amount of spam polluting the wiki history was so ridiculous it prevented me from doing any serious editing in it.
So, since it seems everybody’s been talking about startup time these days, I’ll admit I tend to secretly obsess over that too. Well, it’s not so secret given that I’ve blogged about profiling work on Specto and PiTiVi before… anyway.
I believe you should provide your developers with the fastest computers to do the development, and five years old computers to do the testing. I therefore do my benchmarks on three computers:
In the same vein as my don’t make me scroll post, I sent a couple of patches Richardwards to, among other things, solve one of the biggest itches I had with gpk: the fact that I had to care about sizing it up constantly on my 1920×1200 24″ monitor. Before, if you started gpk-application (or the update manager, or various other windows), it showed up like this:
I had a fantastic week at the PiTiVi+GES hackfest and desktop summit in Berlin. Over the course of the past few days, we polished and merged some more features and bug fixes in your favorite video editor.
Lubosz’s “transformation” branch has now been merged and allows insanely sexy and efficient panning/resizing/cropping of your video clips, as you can see in the video below (or, alternatively, this video):
WordPress still doesn’t have a built-in HTML5 video embedding feature, and my previous attempts at using plugins that are supposed to do so failed when either they were unreliable, stupidly hard to use, or Planet GNOME just didn’t seem to like them at all. This is quite frustrating as it has been quite a few times I ended up using screenshots (or links to YouTube) because of this. I must be missing something pretty obvious. How do you guys do it?
I have been attending the Desktop Summit since the opening on Saturday, and it’s been a great experience reconnecting with familiar faces and meeting new ones. Tomorrow, the PiTiVi and GES hackfest officially begins, in room “1.308/2″ (the building is at 24 Dorotheen Straße). Come join us at any time of the day (and since we’re slightly insane, we might also end up continuing hacking during the evenings too). This lasts until Friday.