KDE's Kdenlive Video Editor Has Gone Dark
Phoronix: KDE's Kdenlive Video Editor Has Gone Dark
While there's many Kdenlive fans out there for the KDE-focused open-source video editor, it seems new development efforts around the project have ceased...
Kdenlive is the single most important application I have
I heard that development was suspended until some new code to suppprt MLT's new GPU accelerated filters (written directly in glsl) could be written. Now I hear development may have ceased. Due to this, I just downloaded the current source code, in case existing builds become unusable with future versions of Ubuntu/Mint.
I do NOT know if I will be able to maintain this against future changes in KDE, etc. Since this is an essential applications, it could force me to permanently pin all of KDE if KDE becomes incompatable. Probably I will want to compile a deeply static linked Kdenlive binary at some point, though I do have a farly recent "nightly build" which is portable in its own folder. It would have to statically link or install into its own folder every kde dependency, maybe I should take it all the way down to libc6 just in case. A staticly linked kdenlive binary that can run over any Linux kernel and any X, seems to be what is needed. I really don't want to have to reboot to an older version of my OS in a few years just to edit video, and Lightworks is out of the question because it is an untrusted closed binary requiring an account to download.
Openshot also uses MLT but has nowhere near the features of Kdenlive. Maybe it will by the time operating systems have moved too far for current kdenlive code to be compiled against.