[packman] [PM] kdenlive 0.6.0 (openSUSE 10.3/i586)

Lee Matheson lee at matheson.net
Fri Dec 28 19:55:49 CET 2007

I have a problem with the latest

The latest kdenlive-0.6.0-0.pm.svn20071227.i586.rpm is missing (has
regressed from earlier version features) features in the handling of
videos.  For example, when marking the start (and stop) of a video clip,
and then dragging it to the timeline, when the clip is in the timeline,
it does not recognize the video start markings, but rather starts from
the start of the video clip.  This means videos can't be clipped inslide
kdenlive, but must be accurately clipped outside kdenlive, which is a
regression from the functionality of the previous kdenlive version.

Another effect with problems is the video effect called "speed".  This
effect is missing in the latest packman build.  This effect will double
or tripple the speed of an added video clip.  This effect was in earlier
kdenlive versions.

Since I used this speed feature extensively with earlier kdenlive
version, this mean I was not able to go back to my older videos for
editing of mistakes.

Now these could be bugs in the kdenlive-svn20071227, but unfortunately
once kdenlive-0.6.0-0.pm.svn20071227.i586.rpm is installed from Packman,
because of dependency version issues, it is not possible to roll back
kdelive, and still have a functioning kdenlive.

================  Details of failed roll back attempt ==============

I did try to roll back.

I was not able to downgrade my kdenlive to kdenlive-0.5-0.pm.2.i586.rpm,
without breaking functionality.  Downgrading kdenlive to the older
version meant, when I ever I loaded a video, kdenlive would crash,
because (I think) because the older kdenlive-0.5-0.pm.2.i586.rpm is not
functionally compatible with the latest
libffmpeg0-0.4.9-9.pm.svn20071223.i686.rpm nor possibly latest
mlt-0.2.4-0.pm.3.i586.rpm (and it needs the older libffmeg and libmlt).

When I tried to downgrade libffmpeg, my package managers had a
dependency problem (requiring removal of mlt-0.2.4-0.pm.3.i586.rpm and
mlt++-0.2.2-0.pm.7.i586.rpm in addition to removal of
kdenlive-0.5-0.pm.2.i586.rpm), possibly because kdenlive requires
mlt-0.2.4-0.pm.3.i586.rpm and mlt++-0.2.2-0.pm.7.i586.rpm, which in turn
require the latest libffmpeg.  

Once the older libffmpeg0-0.4.9-8.pm.svn20070902.i686.rpm was in place,
I tried to install kdenlive-0.5-0.pm.2.i586.rpm.  But when I then tried
to re-install kdenlive-0.5-0.pm.2.i586.rpm, it in turn required
mlt-0.2.4-0.pm.3.i586.rpm and mlt++-0.2.2-0.pm.7.i586.rpm, which
required re-install of the latest
libffmpeg0-0.4.9-9.pm.svn20071223.i686.rpm again.  To avoid this
inter-dependency loop, I believe I need the older mlt and mlt++
versions.  Unfortunately, I do not have a copy of the older mlt and mlt
++ versions, and thus I can not downgrade to them.

Thus I am forced back to use the latest
kdenlive-0.6.0-0.pm.svn20071227.i586.rpm, which is missing some
important features in older kdenlive versions.

Thankyou for looking in to this.

My apologies if the above is confusing.

aka oldcpu

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