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]: A common problem
by tupp on Wed 13th Jan 2010 21:27 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: A common problem"
tupp
Member since:
2006-11-12

I wasn't aware it was used for VFX and animation.

It is not used to create effects/animation -- it is used to touch-up CG work, especially when combined with live footage.


I would base my belief that its near abandoned based on the UI, and the lack of recent news,development and releases. http://sourceforge.net/projects/cinepaint/

Not sure what the UI has to do with the activity of the project, except I think that the CinePaint developers are trying to make a GTK2 version.

At any rate, it is often beneficial to foster a longer attention span and to look more closely, before jumping to a conclusion.

Scroll down the Sourceforge page that you link. See all the recent bug reports? Folks are obviously busy using it.

There is even an entry by the project's administrator from about a month ago.

If you want to get more details on these posts, click on the "Develop" link below the "CinePaint" title.

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RE[8]: A common problem
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 14th Jan 2010 06:04 in reply to "RE[7]: A common problem"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

The last cvs commit, was a year ago.

http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?forum_name=cinepaint-c...

That does not inspire confidence in potential users.

But you are right, the main dev hasn't stopped.

http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?thread_name=4B3E597F.5...

But all of the email lists are dormant for months on end before a post or two.

* The upcoming release, apparently, just isn't being developed in a n open manner in cvs.

* Updating a web page once a year is too difficult for him.

I'm not intending to be hostile, but it took a bit of searching to discover that its only mostly dead, instead of completely dead. I wish them the best of luck.

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RE[9]: A common problem
by tupp on Thu 14th Jan 2010 06:47 in reply to "RE[8]: A common problem"
tupp Member since:
2006-11-12

... it took a bit of searching to discover that its only mostly dead, instead of completely dead. I wish them the best of luck.

What's up with all this FUD?

CinePaint isn't dead at all -- it is very much alive and kicking! Read this: http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/message.php?msg_name=4B3E597F.50...

It didn't take me any searching to open this post -- just a couple of mouse clicks. Furthermore, in the Sourceforge link that you provided earlier in this thread, I merely had to scroll down the page to find a CinePaint bug report made just 17 days ago.

CinePaint is active and growing, with a bright future.

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