0.93 Release "Ra is a happy"
The Pitivi team is proud to announce the third release of the new version of Pitivi based on GES, the GStreamer Editing Services library. This is a incremental bugfixing release, so please make sure to see the 0.91 and 0.92 release notes to get the full picture.
This is now considered a beta release. As per the feedback we've received since 0.91 and the many fixes we've made since then, we are confident that the new release series is of much higher quality than the 0.15 series and older.
This release works well for us and we make nice movies with it. Try it out, have fun and report detailed bugs for issues you may encounter!
Changes and fixed bugs
- Port the viewer and media file previewers to use a Clutter video output sink
- Visual refinements to the timeline (clip positioning, borders, selections)
- Improvements to the ruler and timecode display (cleaner representation, respects user theme colors and fonts, etc.)
- Allow importing MPEG-TS/AVCHD files. We are working towards improving the ts demuxer for nonlinear editing usecases.
- Fixes and improvements to the timeline's clip thumbnailers
- Clip thumbnailing in the media library, better import error handling (see also this blog post)
- Various fixes to the application version checking
- Rework the way dependencies are checked on startup
- Make some features contextual and cleanup menus
- Many content updates to the user manual, thanks to Tomas Karger
- Papercut fixes to keyframe curves
- Various fixes for rendering, including:
- Fix incorrectly setting project settings from clip properties
- Fix playback (and render) of DV files
- Fix rendering to MP4 container formats
- Fix rendering to MPEG-TS container formats (why in the world would you ever want to do that?)
- Fix a bug in GES where files would sometimes be rendered with no video stream
- Usability improvements and minor bug fixes
- Fix pylint errors
- Various fixes to the automated test suite
- Code refactoring and cleanup all over the place
- Fixes for AppData XML spec compliance
- Various build and packaging fixes
- Translations have been updated
See the list of reported bugs that have been resolved in 0.93.
Since the 0.92 release, 403 commits were made across 166 files. Here is a summary of some noteworthy commits:
8f5d7a3 timeline: Fix dragging an asset to the ruler bbff99d project: Default to a square pixel aspect ratio 489d514 clipmediaprops: Prevent setting an invalid framerate from a misdetected clip 6ca7dd0 mainwindow: Actually use DAR (not PAR) to set the viewer's display aspect ratio 6401261 project: Emit "rendering-settings-changed" when the pixel aspect ratio changes b272f07 project: Flush the pipeline when we set restriction caps 17fee0c viewer: Add a button to undock the viewer directly instead of using menu actions 771db7e clipmediaprops: Allow closing the dialog with ESC 25ab268 Show the full pathname in the tooltip for an asset 2167d95 elements: Fix lines appearing a bit to the left 0ff3bae elements: Make sure the line remains straight when adding a keyframe when clicked 9a71127 mainwindow: Allow pressing ESC or q to close the preview asset window dfc908c tests: Skip TestGnomeSystem.testPowerInhibition if the power is inhibited 5ffd50e timeline: Handle only the key-press/release events on the timeline 5440803 elements: Fix video clips keyframes and lines vertical position e54f0f5 clipproperties: Fix effect selection in the clip properties tab 7d3268b mainwindow: Short and consistent names for the context tabs 2a0b442 mainwindow: Show by default the title editor tab 1df29a8 medialibrary: Add half space unit at the left of the search field b41a661 elements: Avoid 0-sized clips to become invisible f0e557d widgets: Use the zoom slider tooltip to display the duration of the displayed timeline a0b86d8 widgets: Simplify the zoom controls logic 86eb6ce widgets: Handle smooth scroll events on the zoom slider f0f4f33 render: Allow the render progress dialog to close the desktop notification fe2d994 mainwindow: Make the version display more robust in the about window 2b02155 tests: Allow the tests to be run by frameworks like nosetests a96c7d6 bin: Make sure we use python2 when python3 is the default 510354e mediafilespreviewer: Keep the PreviewWidget size fixed b1c3d59 mainwindow: Move the preview window size logic to a new method 0f0bd6b viewer: Make the AspectFrame part of the ViewerWidget ea0149f viewer: Focus back the timeline when using the buttons bd809c5 ruler: Remove hardcoded background color b54e840 ruler: Use the same color for the entire playhead 614d70f ruler: Fix the play header display 1c0181b viewer: Add spacing around the play buttons 7734ff6 widgets: Hide the zero hour in the time widget 25107dc timeline: Make the timeline toolbar and scrollbars background transparent 944ff5e render: Fix the video codec settings saving 7215321 check: Make GnomeDesktop a soft dependency 946b99f ruler: Use system font 3f78e85 ruler: Show the hours and millis only if useful 7a301c8 ruler: Use a smaller font for the millis d9ea434 elements: Remove margins between clips cb89963 timeline: Fix the scrollbars alignment by using Gtk.Grid 88790fb elements: Change the border color when a clip is selected 5cc89e3 elements: Keep the handlebars hidden when the clip is selected 1af6c48 pipeline: Handle negative position when pausing 3b6ecb1 timeline: Fix stacktrace when clicking handlebar 3fd9b9a previewers: Fix stacktrace when removing a clip cbe8af7 timeline: Insert the clip at the end of the longest layer 8551d7d widgets: Fix the zoom slider not showing the initial zoom value 3d19f44 timeline: Avoid zooming in when setting the best zoom ratio ef3f62a timeline: connect to the whole GUI to end marquee selection. 7395094 project: cast remaining uncasted restriction fields. 1f3bf84 viewer: Use an AspectFrame widget in the external viewer, like the internal one 75c01e5 medialibrary: Generate thumbnails in the background bf95c04 medialibrary: Automatically generate missing thumbnails 5cab48d Use icon_name all over the place, as stock icons are deprecated in GTK+ 3.10 8f031df Make the timeline insensitive during rendering by hijacking all events afca76e previewers: Remove duplicated CPU tracking code 7e6b273 previewers: Set the thumbnail pixbuf in a single place c9616fc previewers: Optimize thumbnails reuse c296ebf previewers: Do not fail if thumbnail timestamp is not the requested one 3ef0717 medialibrary: Allow importing MTS files e765314 medialibrary: Show the amount of errors with ngettext in warning_infobar ccb2ce3 medialibrary.ui: Use a smaller, symbolic label for warning_infobar close button 7ea7245 medialibrary: Correctly represent imported vs total clips in the progressbar 7061503 All around: fix positional arguments warnings a66be04 bin/pitivi.in : Don't call GObject.threads_init if pygobject is recent enough. 2e56e51 Update the app icon 96bc43a system: When the notification daemon is dead get over it 38861f7 system: Use the system instance for displaying notifications c2fb6f8 Render: don't use the caps name for the muxer / encoder caps. 6933a56 Make pitivi.appdata.xml more translation-friendly and pass appdata-validate
Dependencies/requirements have changed significantly since the 0.15 series, but have stayed mostly the same since 0.92. For this release, we depend on GStreamer, GNonLin and GES 1.2.
Generally speaking, you can refer to Pitivi's check.py for the dependencies' versions specific to a given release. See also dependencies for additional tips.
You may also want to see the 0.91 release notes' "known issues" section.
Contributors for this release
234 Alexandru Băluț 44 Mathieu Duponchelle 33 Tomas Karger 27 Jean-François Fortin Tam 16 Marek Černocký 10 Piotr Drąg 9 Daniel Mustieles 6 Thibault Saunier 4 Rafael Ferreira 3 Enrico Nicoletto 2 Aurimas Černius 2 Daniel Korostil 2 Kristjan SCHMIDT 2 Мирослав Николић 1 Benjamin Steinwender 1 Cheng-Chia Tseng 1 Dimitris Spingos 1 Gabor Kelemen 1 Jakub Steiner 1 Marcel Tiede 1 Matej Urbančič 1 Olivier Duchateau 1 Volkan Gezer
38 Thibault Saunier 4 Alexandru Băluț 4 Sebastian Dröge 3 Dan Williams 3 Mathieu Duponchelle 3 Tim-Philipp Müller 2 Kishore Arepalli 1 Andreas Schwab 1 Edward Hervey 1 Lubosz Sarnecki 1 Stefan Sauer
Download, additional information and feedback
A tarball is available on http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/pitivi/0.93/
Feedback is welcome. See bug reporting for tips and tricks.