PiTiVi and GES Hackfest

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, August 8th-12th, 2011 (during the Desktop Summit)


  • August 8th and 9th: to be determined
  • August 10-12: room 1.308/2

Primary contact: Jeff Fortin - nekohayo at
Secondary contact: Edward Hervey - bilboed at

Agenda, goals

  • Port the user interface to GTK3 and gobject introspection. Are you a gui guru or familiar with porting python apps to pygi/GTK3? Come join us!
  • Test the integration of GES, our new core engine
  • Review the work of our Summer of Code students
  • Hunt down our most hardcore bugs
  • Discuss and design complex UI changes/plans
  • Discuss our immediate plans for the future and for synchronizing with GNOME's release cycles

Measuring your success

(!) <a few expectations about the hackfest that you expect that -if met- will make it a successful gathering>

  • Interface ported to GTK3, drop the dependency on pygtk
  • GES integrated and tested in pitivi, resulting in much simpler code
  • All blocker bugs reviewed/investigated
    • Crack down on the existing bug reports pertaining to rendering hangs
    • Establish a clear plan for the most complex performance and infrastructure bugs
  • Bring pitivi in a rock-solid, bulletproof state


Unless otherwise noted below, it is expected that most attendants are already sponsored to come to the Desktop Summit by either the GNOME Foundation or corporate travel allowances. Since we will be using the same venue (or some informal venue in the area), no additional costs should occur.


(!) <list of attendants + cost of travel if not already covered by the Foundation or your employer>

  • Jeff "kiddo" Fortin

  • Thibault "thiblahute" Saunier

  • Edward Hervey
  • Mathieu Duponchelle
  • Luis de Bethencourt Guimera
  • Stéphane Maniaci

Current sponsors

(!) <list of confirmed sponsors>

How to get there


Accommodation and food


Hackfests/PitiviGES2011 (last edited 2011-07-22 17:51:51 by JeffFortin)