Archive for May, 2009

PiTiVi 0.13.1 : “L’Aquila Immota Manet : The eagle remains unmoved”

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

The PiTiVi team is very proud to announce the first release in the unstable 0.13 PiTiVi series.


This release is in memory of those who have lost their lives, friends, houses in the April 6th 2009 earthquake in l’Aquila, Italy.

You will find more info of the changes, bugfixes and so forth in the online release notes here .

To sum up this release :

  • 3 developers working mostly full time : Alessandro Decina, Brandon Lewis and myself
  • An insane QA/usability nazifreak who has overwhelmed the bugtracker with issues : Jean-Francois Fortin Tam
  • Over 700 commits !
  • Complete core rewrite, new multi-layered timeline, audio waveforms, video thumbnails
  • Speed improvements

This is not the end, far from it. We’re already working on the next 0.13.2 release which should be available just before the Gran Canaria Desktop Summit in July with exciting improvements like : transitions, mixing, effects, more speed/memory improvements…

People say an image is worth a thousand words… then I guess a video is worth a million words. Jean-Francois did a screencast showing off the latest features of PiTiVi… and of course edited it with PiTiVi. You can find it in ogg or on youtube. Thanks Jean-Francois !

Enjoy the Show !

PiTiVi video editor 0.13.0.2 pre-release !

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

We got a bit delayed, but it’s happened at last. The PiTiVi team is proud to announce the first 0.13 pre-release.

Tarball available here: http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/pitivi/0.13/pitivi-0.13.0.2.tar.bz2

For those using Jaunty, we’ve also made pitivi (and all required dependencies) available on the gstreamer-developers PPA:  https://launchpad.net/~gstreamer-developers/+archive/ppa

Testing, feedbacks, bug reports are welcome as usual on bugzilla:  http://bugzilla.gnome.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=pitivi

Unless blockers popup, expect the 0.13.1 release next monday (25th May).

Update : I didn’t put the details of the changes since summarizing 700+ commits is not trivial. The release will have more details, but to summarize : back-end rewritten, multi-layer editing, speed improvements and awesomeness :)