[Lumiera] Usable state of Lumiera

Christian Thaeter ct at pipapo.org
Fri Jul 2 18:06:51 CEST 2010

John Volk wrote:
> 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.)

Take a look at
http://lists.lumiera.org/pipermail/lumiera/2010-April/001791.html where
I explained some things where we need help. When you have some idea what
you can do and need some help, ask here on the mailinglist or on IRC
about details. If you think you understand what needs to be done you
could almost instantly start working on it, push your contributions to
the mob repository and we'll merge that then. Anyone who wants to become
little more involved gets an account on the server where he can mirror
his own repositories too.


PS: I am away this weekend until monday, don't wonder when I dont
respond then.

> ----- 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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