The last day of KDE’s Randa Sprint 2014 is almost over and boy am I exhausted.
The awesome multimedia crew processed some 220 bugs in Phonon, KMix and Amarok. We did a Phonon 4.8 beta release allowing Linux distributions to smoothly transit to a newer version of GStreamer. We started writing a new PulseAudio based volume control Plasma widget as well as a configuration module to allow feature richer and more reliable volume control on systems with PulseAudio available.
In the non-multimedia area I discussed my continuous packaging integration plans with people to work out a suitable workflow. Certain planned improvements to KDE’s CI process make me very confident that in the not too distant future distributions will be able piggyback onto KDE’s CI and create daily integration builds in their regular build environments.
Many great things await!
Fresh out of the oven comes a batch of maintenance updates for the Phonon 4.7 series.
All parts of Phonon have received minor tweaks and bugfixes improving overall reliability and platform support. For in-depth information and download information head on over to the Phonon release page.
KDE‘s Randa Meetings is quite possibly the best large-scale developer sprint ever. And you can help make it happen.
Imagine some 40 developers cramped together in a house in the middle of the Alps, living of code alone. Nothing could possibly go wrong….
Phonon, a pillar of our multimedia solutions, was revived in Randa. Kdenlive, our video editor, became 302% more awesome in Randa. The KDE Frameworks 5 movement seeking to make our awesome libraries more useful to all the world started in Randa. Amarok 2 was planned in Randa. Approximately a godzillion bugs were fixed in Randa.
Donate to the Randa Meetings 2014 now and get more free awesome! I personally have set my heart on making multimedia more awesome with easier APIs for developers and UPnP streaming support, also other stuff ( maybe a wallpaper that shows kittens wearing hats? #kdekittenhat)