Our Picks: Ubuntu Software Center

2011-09-02 Thread Jonathan Thomas
Greetings!  What is the process for an application to be included in the *Our
Picks* section of the new Ubuntu Software Center?  I would like to
recommend that* *OpenShot Video Editor be included, but I'm not sure who to
contact about this.  The reasons I would recommend OpenShot for the Our
Picks section, is based on the following:

   1. OpenShot is currently the #1 rated video editor in the software center
   (with a 4.5 rating)
   2. It has the most ratings of any video editor (with 63 ratings)

Thanks and keep up the good work!
-Jonathan
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Featured Apps for Natty

2011-04-20 Thread Jonathan Thomas
Has there been any discussion on which featured apps will be showcased in
the Software Center for 11.04?  If not, is it too late in the release cycle
to update the list of applications before the release date?  I would of
course like to suggest OpenShot http://www.openshot.org/ be added to the
featured applications, but I'm sure there are many other great applications
that could and should be featured as well.

Thanks!
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Re: OpenShot instead of PiTiVi

2011-04-08 Thread Jonathan Thomas
Any update on whether the Featured Applications list will be dynamic for
11.04?  If not, I would like to suggest that OpenShot Video Editor be added
to the list of featured applications, as I think it offers Ubuntu users the
top rated video editor on Linux.  I think the rule of featured applications
not duplicating the functionality of any default applications is already
being violated: multiple featured image editors, multiple video games,
etc  Also, hopefully video editing can be discussed at UDS-O this year,
although I'm still waiting to hear if I'm getting sponsored by Canonical. =)

Thanks!
-Jonathan


On Mon, Feb 21, 2011 at 12:14 PM, Jorge O. Castro jo...@ubuntu.com wrote:

 On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 1:24 AM, Robert Ancell
 robert.anc...@canonical.com wrote:
  Except one of the requirements of the featured applications at the
  time was they couldn't be a duplicate of application already
  installed. (Perhaps this is worth changing?).  My personal feel is now
  we have ratings and reviews the best video editor will naturally float
  to the top with a 4/5 star rating.

 I can't find the spec right now but I believe the idea was once we had
 Ratings and Reviews to just let Featured Applications be built
 dynamically from that data instead of us having to pick applications
 by hand.

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Re: OpenShot instead of PiTiVi

2011-02-15 Thread Jonathan Thomas
Greetings!  I would like to add that OpenShot also puts a huge focus on the
right way.  It's not really fair to say that because OpenShot has more
features and more effects, it's automatically not focusing on the
fundamentals.  OpenShot has a lot of dedicated developers and contributors,
and we work so hard to make a great product.  =)

Thanks!
-Jonathan

On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 4:15 PM, sarvōdaya danny.picciri...@ubuntu.comwrote:

 Oops, replying from my subscribed email address this time.

 Yeah, OpenShot seems to be getting a lot of attention, but PiTiVi is doing
 a much better job IMHO. Instead of trying to put out features first, they're
 making sure they get the fundamentals right. In fact, I think I first
 learned this from Jono: http://gnomejournal.org/article/79/pitivi

 'Part of the reason PiTiVi has taken so long to mature is that Edward has
 been conscious to build PiTiVi “the right way” and ensure that the
 underlying infrastructure that PiTiVi is built upon is mature and stable.'

 I'm personally really excited about the next release of PiTiVi. It'll have
 effects and transitions and all too:
 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2010/09/pitivi-video-effects-ubuntu-download/

 In addition, PiTiVi's work will benefit other video editors that want to
 use Gstreamer, that powerful framework that powers all of Ubuntu's
 multimedia.


 On Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 23:37, Shane Fagan 
 shanepatrickfa...@ubuntu.comwrote:

 Hey Jono,

 I think someone mentioned it before but at the time it looked really bad
 and its a lot bigger than pitivi if I remember correctly since pitivi
 only needs a few libs on top of what we already have so on the disk its
 tiny. I suppose we could switch to openshot but since space is starting
 to dry up fast and we are trying to keep things small so we can fit Qt
 on the disk I dont know.

 --fagan

 On Mon, 2011-02-14 at 17:26 -0800, Jono Bacon wrote:
  Hi All,
 
  Recently I have been using OpenShot with some good success. While there
  are some crasher issues, it seems the app demonstrates a great feature
  set and good meet the needs of our users well. It currently has 4/5 in
  the Ubuntu Software Center.
 
  I wanted to check in and see if there has been any assessment of whether
  OpenShot would be a better choice than PiTiVi for the CD? I suspect the
  dependency chain is greater, which may cause disk space issues, but I
  wasn't sure if anyone has had this discussion (maybe at a UDS?) before?
 
Jono
 
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Re: OpenShot instead of PiTiVi

2011-02-15 Thread Jonathan Thomas
I know my opinions are biased towards OpenShot, but I suppose we all have
our biases... =)  One of the reasons OpenShot has been so well received by
people is our simple interface and stable foundation.  Just to play devil's
advocate, PiTiVi could also be described as crashy.  And so could many
other applications that deal with decoding and encoding video.  To actually
site some quantitative data, rather than just hearsay,
http://www.webupd8.org/2010/03/best-linux-video-editor.html.  A review
posted just the other day:
http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2011/02/openshot-1-3-0-released-cements-place-as-the-best-video-editor-for-linux/
.

I also really like Timo's idea about a post-install welcome screen.  Even if
OpenShot never gets included as the default video editor, it would be super
helpful to many users to know that they have another great video editor
choice, just 1 click away. =)

Thanks!
-Jonathan

On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 12:38 AM, Timo Jyrinki timo.jyri...@gmail.comwrote:

 2011/2/15 Jono Bacon j...@ubuntu.com:
  Recently I have been using OpenShot with some good success. While there
  are some crasher issues, it seems the app demonstrates a great feature
  set and good meet the needs of our users well. It currently has 4/5 in
  the Ubuntu Software Center.

 I don't say anything definitive on my part, but the some crasher
 issues are pretty severe. My main feeling is that GStreamer is a
 mature and very widely used framework, while the MLT framework used by
 OpenShot is not so widely used. Similar crasher issues I've
 experienced and heard from anyone given a try at Kdenlive, which also
 uses MLT.

 There is also possibly a similar situation with PiTiVi - OpenShot as
 with Shotwell - GIMP. If PiTiVi is able, thanks to GStreamer, to
 give on average successful small scale video editing for someone just
 trying it out, I think it's good. OpenShot though has simpler UI than
 eg. GIMP comparatively.

 But similar to GIMP, OpenShot would most probably an application
 everyone more serious about editing should know - a case for Software
 Center or even installer / post-install. I've been thinking that
 Software Center should have some post install welcome thing for a
 couple of times, suggesting first steps into Your Ubuntu kind of
 functionality, offering installing GIMP / OpenShot / Inkscape /
 Scribus / Ardour / some top games.

 2c,

 -Timo

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