Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Kdenlive is an open-source video editor, running on both Linux and FreeBSD and using FFmpeg, MLT video framework and Frei0r effects. It can be used for both basic video editing or semi-profesional work.
The latest version available is Kdenlive 15.04, which has been recently released, becoming part of the KDE project. This has several implications:
- We fully benefit from KDE’s infrastructure, which means less worries for the developpers.
- We stick to KDE Applications release schedule, which means one bugfix release every month, one feature improved version every 4 months. That’s a big change from the previous random release every year or so. This is possible because the KDE team takes care of the release, not our small dev team, so a big thank you to KDE.
- We now use KDE’s bugtacker at https://bugs.kde.org.
- We benefit from KDE’s build servers and team, which means that we might in the future have Mac OS and
- We can now be part of the Google Summer Of Code.
- We have adopted the KDE Applications numbering scheme. From now on, Kdenlive versions will be numbered with Year.Month.Bugfix. That explains the 15.04.0 version.
- Every KDE contributor can help us improve Kdenlive.
In this article I will show you how to install Kdenlive 15.04 on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya,Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2 and other Ubuntu derivative systems.
Because it will be soon available via PPA, installing Kdenlive 15.04 on Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the kdenlive package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sunab/kdenlive-release
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install kdenlive
Optional, to remove kdenlive, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove kdenlive