Friday, October 28, 2011

Announcing the Novacut 11.10 components

Another month, another release. This release still isn't interesting to the end user, but that day is getting close.

Progress report

As usual, a ton of work was done on dmedia. We still don't recommend you trust your data to dmedia, but assuming it survives the next month of testing, we'll green-light dmedia for general use in the 11.11 release.

We made considerable progress on real-time collaboration with CouchDB and WebKit, but we're keeping these bits under wraps for now so we can unveil our new demos next week at the Ubuntu Developer Summit and Linaro Connect.

The key collaborative pieces will be split off into a standalone component for easy reuse. I think this sort of architecture is going to truly define a new category of app that takes full advantage of both local and cloud computing resources while delivering a consistently great user experience even when offline.

This month it also became clear that we should build Novacut on GStreamer 1.0, which will be released later this year. GStreamer 1.0 is going to be fiercely competitive, particularly for video editing. And hey, how about pro video editing on ARM? With GStreamer, we can be first to that party.

Special thanks

Get the bits

Packages are available in the Novacut Stable Releases PPA for Ubuntu 11.10. And you can download the source code from each component's Launchpad project page. Whoa, seven components and counting:

Contribute to 11.11 and beyond!

We always release on the last Thursday of the month. The 11.11 components will be released on Thursday November 24 2011, and development is already underway. To see what's in store for the next releases, checkout the 11.11 milestones:

That's all, folks!

Thanks to everyone who is helping make this dream a reality!

Cheers,
Jason Gerard DeRose