Record activity for XO-1.5

Aleksey Lim alsroot at
Thu Apr 22 04:42:27 EDT 2010

On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 02:59:38PM -0300, Daniel Drake wrote:
> On 20 April 2010 18:06, Daniel Drake <dsd at> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Here's a version of the Record activity which works on XO-1.5:
> > git://
> I updated this git tree.
> The code I announced yesterday is now in the v60-plus-tweaks branch.
> The master branch (non-fast-forward) is now the Record git tree from
>, with my v60 rework placed on top of it. i.e.
> working towards a patch series that can be applied to SL upstream.
> It's working fine but has a regression over v66 - v66 supports systems
> without Xv, this one does not. (not a release blocker, IMO, but might
> not be too much effort to add this again)

Current plans of Record on

Since there are window related glitches on metacity (0.86+) and coding
gst on python level is fragile (if make this precess smooth i.e. w/o
just reset everything on every mode switch) in such not trivial case
like Record. I was planing to code current master as less as possible
and switch to camerabin and new UI w/ gtk.Window less design.

Unfortunately I found that camerabin (w/ some proposed to upstream
patches) can smooth work on XO-1 only in 176x144 mode, but in such
resolution camera view region is less then usual which makes this mode
useless. So, since most of users have XO-1 (I suppose) and coding
two phases vide encoding (one encoded vide + wav and wav encoding in
second phase) sounds pretty uncommon in not XO-1 case (and also for
camerabin upstream) I postponed new Record coding.

If there is an intention to have dev.l.o branch on, I can add
new user to commiters list to merge/reset master to dev.l.o code.
In this case we just need someone who will maintain it and also
code is targeting to not only XO users and maybe Xv less issue could be
a problem for someone (but not sure that many people will be affected).


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