Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 11th Jan 2010 08:10 UTC
Multimedia, AV I followed the hype: Reddit, Slashdot's front page, months of thumbs up on my blog and various video forums by Linux users for OpenShot. Given that I'm longing for a usable Linux video editor since 2003, and given that OpenShot version 1.0 had just been released, I naturally gave it a go, by also downloading its provided dependencies on my Ubuntu Linux 9.10.
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RE[3]: VideoLAN Movie Creator
by Eugenia on Mon 11th Jan 2010 09:27 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: VideoLAN Movie Creator"
Eugenia
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2005-06-28

Please, don't believe the hype that Jobs is selling. The newer type of iMovie was not developed by a single engineer. It might have _started_ by a single engineer as a proof of concept, but to get the release out, the whole team was needed. And besides, that engineer(s) had a solid framework to work on, Quicktime, and it is already known that the new iMovie reused code from FCP. So it was not all from scratch. Add to that the fact that the first version of the new iMovie broke ALL compatibility with third party plugins (in fact, it didn't have a plugin system), and even iDVD support, among many other things, that pissed off a lot of people. There were a lot of angry people out there when the new iMovie was released, and that's why Apple continued giving away the 2006 version too.

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