[ubuntu-studio-devel] Weekly Reminder of Ubuntu Studio ToMerge packages

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Sun Jan 19 00:45:25 UTC 2014

Kdenlive is currently version 0.9.6-5 in Debian Unstable and at version
0.9.6-2ubuntu2 in Trusty.  Since the last version common to Debian and
Ubuntu in May 2013, the changes in Debian were as follows:

kdenlive (0.9.6-5) unstable; urgency=low

  * Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.5 (no changes needed).
  * Don't explicitly request xz compression - dpkg 1.17 does this by default.
  * Point debian/watch to new download location.

kdenlive (0.9.6-4) unstable; urgency=low

  * Suggest khelpcenter4.
    Closes: #721585

 -- Patrick Matthäi <pmatthaei at debian.org>  Mon, 02 Sep 2013 11:30:20 +0200

kdenlive (0.9.6-3) unstable; urgency=low

  * Move from ffmpeg to avconv.
    Closes: #710419
  * Build depend on libmlt >= 0.9.0.
  * Add patch 01-desktop-keywords to fix lintian warning

 -- Patrick Matthäi <pmatthaei at debian.org>  Tue, 13 Aug 2013 11:07:09 +0200

kdenlive (0.9.6-2) unstable; urgency=low

  * Uploading to unstable.

 -- Patrick Matthäi <pmatthaei at debian.org>  Mon, 06 May 2013 09:45:55 +0200

The last changes in the Ubuntu changelog since that same version common to 
Debian are as follows:

kdenlive (0.9.6-2ubuntu2) trusty; urgency=low

  * Depends on libav-tools (avconv), instead of ffmpeg.

 -- Dmitrijs Ledkovs <xnox at ubuntu.com>  Sat, 23 Nov 2013 14:47:35 +0000

kdenlive (0.9.6-2ubuntu1) saucy; urgency=low

  * Merge with Debian, remaining changes:
   - add opengl_optional.patch to make opengl optional, for ARM

kdenlive (0.9.6-2) unstable; urgency=low

  * Uploading to unstable.

 -- Patrick Matthäi <pmatthaei at debian.org>  Mon, 06 May 2013 09:45:55 +0200

I don't know how to merge a package but I don't see any changes in Debian that
Ubuntu would need to worry about. The one substantial change (the ffmpeg-avconv
conversion reflecting the ffmpeg/avconv fork) appears in both changelogs.

There was an audio rendering bug that appeared
during the summer and later disappeared in the 0.9.7 PPA development versions I use, 
but that bug must have been in libavconv and not in Kdenlive, as there were no changes to
Kdenlive that would have explained the fix. At any rate, I just tested the current Ubuntu 
version and it works fine with no trace of last summer's audio issue on rescaling.

Little has happened upstream in Kdenlive since last summer. The lead developer got
overwhelmed and dropped off the grid for a while, but is now back. The main project
they were working on at the time was a major refactoring that would not generate any
usable releases until it is finished. There is version 0.9.7 in Sunab's PPA, but the
changelog contained in its source code as of late November contained no entries beyond
0.9.6 and it is NOT in Debian unstable.

Until there is new upstream activity, Kdenlive is essentially the same as it was in Saucy or
even Raring, though a very good and very usable program at that level. I use it several 
times a week with AVCHD videos and the only thing I really miss having is GPU acceleration
of effects and ultimately GPU rendering. The Kdenlive team lists at least the first and I 
think both as mid-term goals of the refactoring but not expected until 2015.

On 01/18/2014 at 5:50 PM, "Kaj Ailomaa" <zequence at mousike.me> wrote:
>-- List of Ubuntu Studio merges in Trusty that need attention by 
>someone --
>This is an automated post.
>Before doing anything, please read 
>For detailed info on the individual packages, see 
>https://merges.ubuntu.com/universe.html, and 
>And as the latter pages say:
>  - If you are not the previous uploader, ask the previous 
>uploader before doing the merge. This prevents two people from 
>doing the same work.
>argyll - universe
>murrine-themes - universe
>scribus - universe
>blender - universe
>calligra - universe
>darktable - universe
>kdenlive - universe
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