Get ready to the next chapter of our “anything-goes” development saga! In this weekly report I will try to be short.
== 1. Sound Layer ==
Synfig now have Sound Layer working. Period.
You can import sounds, set their delay, volume and play them altogether in the canvas window.
This is just a basic functionality. No waveform is displayed yet, no export, no cut and trim. But it’s already possible to work with.
The story behind this is not simple. Ivan was struggling for two weeks to make the gstreamer backend to work. And he even made the playback possible. But there was a problem with delay parameter - it was refusing to work correctly. The problem was with Gnonlin package. After digging for a few days, Ivan finally resolved the problem with Gstreamer and Gnonlin… by migrating to MLT!
So, as of current moment there are no Gstreamer in Synfig. There is MLT and it’s “just works” ™.
The code is here, it is easy to build and test.
== 2. JACK support ==
For Linux users we now offer development snapshots with JACK support enabled out-of-the-box.
Grab the packages here - synfig.org/cms/en/download/development
You need JACK installed in your system. If you don’t have it, then Synfig still run, but without magic JACK button in the bottom-right corner of canvas window.
== 3. Fundraising ==
Our fundraising campaign is at 23% now with just a 6 days left.
As usual, spreading a word is appreciated.
That’s all, stay tuned till my next report!