Dmedia 0.4 "forplay"
This release will focus on completing the functionality needed for the Novacut player.
Main areas of focus will be: 1) cleanup up base HTML5 UI components, make it much easier to build UI that talks to CouchDB; 2) add ability to queue downloads through D-Bus API and make dmedia-service handle the downloads; 3) get reclamation working, so users don't have to manage files, worry about free space; 4) add a bit-torrent download backend.
As there are a lot of artists with existing content interested in distributing through Novacut, we're going to shift focus from editor to player for a few months. This isn't as big a change as it sounds because most of the work will still be on dmedia, used by both editor and player. Added bonus, the player is far simpler than the editor, so it's a good place to work the kinks out of the overall dmedia/
To be clear, the editor is still as high a priority as ever. We're just doing some pragmatic juggling for a few months.
Download files for this release
I'm happy to announce the 4th release of the Distributed Media Library (aka "dmedia"). At this point dmedia is really just for developers and highly adventurous end-users, but the design and implementation are both progressing quickly.
You can download the source tarball here:
Packages are available for Ubuntu Natty in the Novacut Stable Releases PPA:
For full release notes, please see:
This release does not have a changelog.