[Cin] Text presenting Cinelerra-GG, for wikipedia

Pierre autourduglobe p.autourduglobe at gmail.com
Sat Jan 5 22:44:06 CET 2019

For discussion....

Here is the draft text that I propose to integrate into the current page 
about Cinelerra on Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinelerra)


Cinelerra-GG Infinity:

A separate branch of Cinelerra and the result of a longstanding 
programming work by W.P. Morrow (aka "goodguy"), Cinelerra-GG (CinGG) 
integrated the code of "Cinelerra-HV" from the beginning and its 
development went through "Cinelerra.Org" then "Cinelerra-CV" before 
continuing its growth in a completely distinct and autonomous way, now 
supported by its own site (https://www.cinelerra-gg.org).

Cinelerra-GG is entirely free (GNU General Public License). It is the 
result of a long process of merging the code of the different branches 
and versions of Cinelerra and the additions available from many 
developers. It specially incorporates many original improvements (which 
have been and are still very often initiated at the request of its users).

Cinelerra-GG is determined to get as close as possible to what can be 
expected from a "professional" level video editing software (NLE) for 
the Linux platform.

Cinelerra-GG is very attentive to the requests and suggestions of its 
users, in the same way all proposals for code improvement submitted by 
developers are enthusiastically received. The "mailing list" 
(https://lists.cinelerra-gg.org/mailman/listinfo/cin), the "bug tracker" 
(https://www.cinelerra-gg.org/bugtracker/my_view_page.php) and the 
"forum" (https://www.cinelerra-gg.org/forum/) allow for discussions and 
exchanges of information.

The list of additional new features that Cinelerra-GG adds to those 
already present in other branches is now too long to list in this short 
presentation. Instead, see the following document, which compares in a 
table the characteristics and features of the different Cinelerra 
branches: (https://cinelerra-gg.org/download/differences.pdf).

Cinelerra-GG does not fall within the scope of version numbering of 
other Cinelerra branches. It is rather in perpetual development (Scrum 
model) and in a very dynamic way; Cinelerra-GG updates, which are 
intended to be "stable" quality, are published monthly for a large 
number of Linux and FreeBSD distributions. These rolling releases 
contain fixes to reported bugs as well as frequent feature improvements.

To obtain Cinelerra-GG: https://www.cinelerra-gg.org/downloads

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