21:53 - Par Olivier Tilloy - Moovida
Good news everyone!
After a very intense design and code sprint, we finally released Moovida 1.0, formerly known as Elisa. A lot has changed in this release.
The name of course, meant to better reflect the spirit and image we want to give to the project: it is fun (to use and to work on), it is moving (fast), it targets a wide audience (from your little brother to your grand mother).
The visual appearance of the whole thing is a revolution in itself: designed from the ground up with ease of use, professional look and consistency in mind, it offers a much better media experience and a world of possibilities for us to build upon and extend its functionalities.
A huge number of bugs were fixed, overall performances improved and the code was cleaned up a lot.
The last two weeks were very intense, we had a tight deadline to stick to and I think we managed quite well considering the constraints. Kudos to Florian and David who invested an incredible amount of time and energy in this milestone, and of course to the whole team: the result we achieved is a great piece of team work.
A lot remains to be done, and we are already hard at work on fixing critical bugs to make this release as stable as possible, introducing new features, polishing some parts of the UI that didn't get as much love as would have been needed, communicating, planning... In a word, making moovida better every day.
Don't hesitate any longer, try it out, you will love it. A Windows installer is available on our website, and Ubuntu packages (for Hardy, Intrepid and Jaunty) are in our PPA. Questions, suggestions and bug reports are more than ever welcome: Moovida is your media center, we need your feedback!
I will be speaking of Elisa^W Moovida at GCDS in July: desktop integration and fancy UI experimentations with 3D interfaces will be on the table. GNOME and KDE folks, see you there!