When you spend the vast majority of your spare time working on open-source software like Pitivi, sometimes you feel like hacking on hardware made of dead trees for a change. Dead trees have very few bugs unless you let them sit on the ground for extended amounts of time.
I’m back from this year’s GStreamer hackfest, which was fantastic as usual — an intersection of great minds, big challenges, flaky Wi-Fi and good food. Christian already did a generic summary, so I’ll be narrating from the GNonLin/GES/PiTiVi perspective. See the end of this blog post for a nice video retrospective.
Time for a little report on recent improvements in Pitivi. Nothing earth-shattering to make you drool with envy; just a lot of fixes, cleanup and improvements to small details. Next week, we will be in Milan for the GStreamer hackfest, so I’ll make sure to give you a nice report on what we managed to accomplish there.
I went to see one of the screenings of the Montréal 60 seconds film festival Friday night, it was really entertaining (there’s a final screening tonight if you missed the first two). As expected, there were some dubious movies, lots of good/okay ones and a couple of wonderful gems. It was nice to see my very own flick, La vie en rouge, projected on a gigantic cinema screen in a real theater.
Dans le cadre d’un formulaire de routine, j’ai dû fournir une photo d’identité «style passeport». Or, j’en ai marre de me faire arnaquer, de payer cher pour une photo qui sera inévitablement moche. Les photos prises «par un professionnel» n’ont rien de professionnelles lorsque Passeport Canada accepte les photos prises par les préposés de pharmacies!
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.