Slow Development Activity

It seems like we all have slowed our LibreTime contribution lately. This makes sense with how crazy 2020 has been and personal lives should definitely take priority, I would like to discuss how to maintain contributors and keep development going at a steady pace. I don’t really want this to turn into a conversation about paying developers, that discussion is happening elsewhere.

My thinking was perhaps monthly, or bi-monthly meeting where we can discuss some of the notable changes, progress on development priorities and maybe highlight interesting uses of LibreTime. The Kubernetes community does something similar that we could perhaps model ours on - https://www.kubernetes.dev/events/community-meeting/

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I think just getting together with other LibreTime users and/or developers would be useful. I’m quite thrilled with how well LibreTime is working for our radio station, and would love to share tips and tricks with other users. I may even have a few lines of code to contribute!

I may be able to wrangle a BigBlueButton room from our local Linux Users Group for an online meeting…

–Bob.

Kitchener-Waterloo Linux Users Group: https://kwlug.org/

I’d be keen to participate in these. Maybe bi-monthly. I was recently on a DeepSpeech community Zoom which was really useful especially getting to meet others. Sorry I’ve been so busy with other work but LibreTime is still on the back burner (especially getting those Watch Folder integrations merged in). We have the occasional bug with LibreTime which is really frustrating but also motivating for me to need to contribute more to the project. I saw an email from Airtime.pro showing you can now ingest YouTube streams or something which was kinda interesting considering the work we did during the start of the pandemic to auto ingest live streams into LibreTime so we could help broadcast important government announcements with ease.

Hi guys, I hope you all are well in this crazy situation. I personally am open to meeting to discuss about all this, I think it is important and that the application is getting quite big, so if it we do not have a bit of order it can get out of our hands.
I work in two community radios as a system administrator and I have many ideas of functionalities that I believe can contribute a lot to the community, and not only the ideas, but also the solutions to implement them.

Shall we do a Jitsi session (https://meet.jit.si/LibreTimeDevelopmentDiscussion) on Wednesday 25 November at 19:00 UTC that is then streamed to the LibreTime youtube channel? Anyone wishing to contribute to the discussion can join the Jitsi call, otherwise they can watch the stream. The stream is also there for anyone later who wishes to watch it on YouTube.

The date and time are fairly arbitrary, so open to discussion.

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I’m in favour of a meeting, although 19:00UTC is middle of the (work)day for me (2:00pm EST, UTC-5:00), so I’d be able to participate only partially if I can cheat some time away from work.

–Bob.

Maybe earlier then, before work? I’m UTC+2, so can’t move it significantly later. Alternatively another day perhaps?

I’m in favor of the idea of the Jitsi meeting and livestreaming it. I am OK with whatever date and time. 2:00PM EST should be fine for me as my work is flexible. I think the most important thing is to make sure we pick a time and date and publicize it to get as many people as possible to attend. We could try to do a weekend meeting as well if that would work to let more people attend.

That Wednesday is the day before Thanksgiving for those of us in the US and that Saturday could work as well. I know lots of people aren’t doing their typical holiday travel cuz of COVID. I will try to attend whatever date works best for the most people.

Ok. Lets to Wednesday 25 November at 19:00 UTC then. The Jitsi session URL will be https://meet.jit.si/LibreTimeDevelopmentDiscussion. Agenda: https://storm.debian.net/shared/n-x1iavsKCklAQVdv15FqAM_7cCTbnZHQzTas8ZTdEP

I will schedule a live stream on the LibreTime YouTube page

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Live scheduled: https://youtu.be/8ZVpWU5WVD4

There’s a few features I never got to finish for LT that I want to put up soon, hopefully I have some time this month. I noticed Replay Gain not working on upload, manually setting it from the track edit tab works. We definitely need to fix that. Another much needed feature to make things a little easier was setting cue in and out visually which I was able to do. I think we can just make a separate tab inside the track edit, this way we can have one just for editing how the audio would play.

Here’s a demo:

That demo looks really cool!

There has been some work on replay gain lately and support for Python 3.5 has been restored. Not sure if there are more issues with it though

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Cool! That’s good to know! I’ll be doing some tests.