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Quick start using Blender for video editing

Updated 2015-11-16 for WebM

Although it is mostly known for animation, Blender includes a non-linear video editing system that is available in all the current stable versions of Debian, Ubuntu and Fedora.

Here are some screenshots showing how to start editing a video of a talk from a conference.

In this case, there are two input files:

Migrating data from Windows phones

Many of the people who have bought Windows phones seek relief sooner or later. Sometimes this comes about due to peer pressure or the feeling of isolation, in other cases it is the frustration of the user interface or the realization that they can't run cool apps like Lumicall.

Frequently, the user has been given the phone as a complimentary upgrade when extending a contract without perceiving the time, effort and potential cost involved in getting their data out of the phone, especially if they never owned a smartphone before.

How much video RAM for a 4k monitor?

I previously wrote about my experience moving to a 4K monitor.

I've been relatively happy with it except for one thing: I found that 1GB video RAM simply isn't sufficient for a stable system. This wasn't immediately obvious as it appeared to work in the beginning, but over time I've observed that it was not sufficient.

Aggregating tasks from multiple issue trackers

After my experiments with the iCalendar format at the beginning of 2015, including Bugzilla feeds from Fedora and reSIProcate, aggregating tasks from the Debian Maintainer Dashboard, Github issue lists and even unresolved Nagios alerts, I decided this was fertile ground for a GSoC student.

debian.org RTC: announcing XMPP, SIP presence and more

Announced 7 November 2015 on the debian-devel-announce mailing list.

The Debian Project now has an XMPP service available to all Debian Developers. Your Debian.org email identity can be used as your XMPP address.

The SIP service has also been upgraded and now supports presence. SIP and XMPP presence, rosters and messaging are not currently integrated.

Problems observed during Cambridge mini-DebConf RTC demo

A few problems were observed during the demo of RTC services at the Cambridge mini-DebConf yesterday. As it turns out, many of them are already documented and solutions are available for some of them.

FOSDEM 2016 Real-Time Communications dev-room and lounge

NOTE: the call for speakers is now closed, see this post to find out about the schedule.

FOSDEM is one of the world's premier meetings of free software developers, with over five thousand people attending each year. FOSDEM 2016 takes place 30-31 January 2016 in Brussels, Belgium.

This call-for-participation contains information about: