Re: [Consortium] FW: [piksel] Fwd: [estudiolivre] I believe in cinelerra

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Date: Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 1:46 am

Leo germani wrote:

While Id love to see this, I just don't see it happening.

I went round and round for months with the -CV guys trying to shape
things up for inclusion in Ubuntu/Debian. They had no interest in
getting it into distros and all maintained their own branches with
various changes. Was a mess.

The license situation is a nightmare as well but I have hear has
improved. Things like having the MS fonts as a depend doesn't fly.

Aside from the unwillingness of the current community to fix these
things there is really just a lack of qualified people to do the work.

Projects like Blender and Ardour are where they are because of financial
backing IMO. Thus keeping good people round. Not to mention strong
leadership.

I had this same idea a couple of months ago. Just fork it. DO a massive
license/code cleanup and start from there. I wanted to go with
"Freelerra". The more I looked around though I started looking at
projects like KDEnlive and Open Movie Editor. They are starting slow but
IMO have a better base in which to start from.

These are complex programs in which to do right and on a professional
level. It will take a hell of alot of work to get a proper free fork going.

If you get this going I'll be right behind you and do what I can but I
just cant help but be pessimistic because of what I know of the current
-CV community and the complexity of a pro NVE.

-Cory (Ubuntu Studio lead dev)

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