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[7]: Commercial Video Editors
by nt_jerkface on Mon 11th Jan 2010 20:53 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Commercial Video Editors"
nt_jerkface
Member since:
2009-08-26

I think the idea would be to provide a stable platform to attract proprietary developers. The iphone app store started small as well. It would also be good for open source developers since applications still get borked by the shared library system.

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boldingd Member since:
2009-02-19

It's primarily the customer-base that attracts commercial developers, not a particular platform. If lots of people where using Ubuntu and demanding closed-source proprietary applications, then the producers of those applications would find a way to deliver them. If there's not a large group of potential customers using Ubuntu and demanding proprietary applications, then how appealing the platform is wonn't really matter much, commercial applications still won't be developed for it.

Well, at least, that's my expectation.

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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

It's primarily the customer-base that attracts commercial developers, not a particular platform. If lots of people where using Ubuntu and demanding closed-source proprietary applications, then the producers of those applications would find a way to deliver them.


Demand is only part of the equation. There's also the cost in porting and supporting a platform and currently it takes far more work to port from Windows to Linux than Windows to OSX.

A lot of proprietary developers already use cross-platform toolkits like Qt but skip the Linux build since the whole ecosystem is designed around open source.

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