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Lightworks Re-Opens Its Linux Alpha For Testing

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Published on 10 January 2013 06:44 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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Lightworks, the professional non-linear video editing software that has been talked about for years as coming to Linux, is re-opening its Linux Alpha program to solicit additional testing.

We've been waiting nearly three years for Lightworks on Linux but the company behind the professional-grade video editing software, EditShare, hasn't been too open with their Linux alpha/beta program.

Last month we heard there would be a public Linux beta in Q1'2013 while today we're hearing they are re-opening their Linux alpha program for now. EditShare made it known via RedSharkNews they are in need of more people to test out these early builds of their Linux video editor port. "The original Alpha test program has been extremely successful and has moved us forward immensely. We now need more people testing the software at this stage, before we move towards the public Beta phase before the end of Q1 this year."

Hopefully they manage to deliver a public development release this quarter, unlike past delays with the Linux version of Lightworks.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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