[Lumiera] Usable state of Lumiera

John Volk biggdog32 at verizon.net
Fri Jul 2 16:59:04 CEST 2010


As you may be able to tell I am not a programmer or developer. But I would 
like to help Lumiera in anyway I can. (What is this non-programming work??) 
(advertising??) (I don't know shell scripting yet, but I do know my way 
around the commandline.)

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Christian Thaeter" <ct at pipapo.org>
To: "General Discussion about Lumiera" <lumiera at lists.lumiera.org>
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2010 7:49 AM
Subject: Re: [Lumiera] Usable state of Lumiera


> Raffaella Traniello wrote:
>>
>>> The first stable release for Lumiera is foreseen for May 1st 2025.
>>
>> Not satisfied? Money back guarantee! ;-)
>>
>>
>>     Joking aside:
>>
>> The goal of Lumiera is not a quick development but a unique NLE. Even if
>> this make the pro-users waiting longer.
>> The development is very active (check the project heartbeat and pulse at
>> http://lumiera.org/) but the final goal is high and ambitious.
>>
>> There is no need of a good and working NLE for Linux: we already have
>> Cinelerra, Kdenlive, Openshot and the others.
>>
>> Lumiera aims at being a *new* NLE.
>> Today Lumiera is a project, not a program.
>> I hope you can share our vision.
>
> I can't say that better than raffa did. We need more people sharing our
> vision and contribute to the project. Lumiera progresses as fast as
> people working on it, if everyone just waits then it will take a
> infinite time to become useable, luckily about 2 1/2 people constantly
> working on it so it makes slow progress. Lumiera is a big project with
> our current pace it will indeed take way to long to complete it. But we
> working towards sommeting new and innovative and expect that it will get
> some critical mass and momentum as soon some very basic things work and
> it will become much more attractive to new developers then. Of course it
> would be aweseome when people already *now* start to help in some ways
> to make faster progress (I can't stress enough that there are things to
> do for non-programmers or really basic programming, shell scripting as
> well) We have a lot work to do for anyone who is willing to help,
> waiting brings us nowhere.
>
> Finally if you can't do anything you may donate some money to the
> project. We are associated with the FFIS (a german based association
> focusing on development and support for free software). Donations will
> be used for the Project directly, we had/have some expenses for
> advertisement Materials, the server and domain bills (currently payed
> privately by us), any travel and accomodation costs to meetings and
> conferences.
>
> By the way: We will meet again at FrOSCon (http://froscon.org) in august
> this year. Lumiera will have a booth and a development room and we
> submitted a paper which got accepted where we will explain the
> motivation behind Lumiera and its design. Raffaella wil hold a
> stop-motion video editing workshop for kids and maybe the rest of the
> Lumiera Team will help streaming the conference over the web (as we did
> for the Linux Audio Conference). As you see, Lumiera is really a
> Vision/Project with an active community which do things in different
> ways, anyone just what he can do.
>
>
>
> Christian
>
>
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