Archive for September, 2009

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Kamoso release. Fixes and more!

September 16, 2009

Hi planet!
After this first Kamoso release last week, we’ve got some testing. So now here we come with a bug fix release so that we can all enjoy Kamoso happily. πŸ™‚

It also provides translations for Catalan, Galician, German and Spanish languages.

You can find it here:
http://www.kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=111750

And if you want to contribute, you will want to take a look here:
http://gitorious.org/kamoso

If you want to contact us, you can find us in IRC in the channel #kamoso un Freenode, which is not registered yet, but we’re already occupying.

Expect news soon and enjoy!

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Kamoso project presentation

September 9, 2009

After few months of non-continued work, we are proud to announce Kamoso (version codenamed DalΓ­, named after some artist), which is a webcam application for the KDE Workspace.

Kamoso is a utility that does the very simple actions a webcam offers: like taking pictures or recording video and adds some extra features that will make the webcam usage both funnier and more useful. We are focusing on three types of features: stability, integration and fun. Simplicity means that the program should be reliable and stable, integration means that we want Kamoso to be integrated to the user workflow and we mainly achieve that with some web 2.0 services integration and, finally, fun means that we want Kamoso to be the kind of application we would enjoy to play with.

The feature list of our first version is not very large, but it already includes some points that are currently missed by the other webcam applications such as Facebook and Youtube integration and flawless video recording using voice.

Without further ado, here we will try to show you some of the features you will find in Kamoso plus some FAQ to vanish any kind of doubt. We hope you like it and, if you want to contribute just tell us. There’s plenty of stuff you can do to help!

screencast:

http://www.afiestas.org/files/kamoso.ogv

(if you want the guy’s phonenumber just ask him πŸ˜‰ )

FAQ

– Why are you using VLC?

Our first idea was to use the AVDevice component from Kopete. We had it until before summer, you can check it if you want to. The problem was it was too hard to use it to create videos, so we switched to VLC which makes all the code very simple yet very functional.

– What is the relationship between Kamoso and KDE?

We would like Kamoso to become a KDE application, we just wanted some release to get some feedback and to feed our ego πŸ™‚ . Our intention is to get it into KDE or KDE-Extragear at some point soon.

– Future

We have tons of ideas to get Kamoso better. We want effects, we want better KDE integration and first of all, we want to know what you all think about the application to know what we lack the most.

– How can I help?

There’s plenty of ways you can help us: we need better integration with 3rd party services, we need artwork, we need translations, we need packaging, we need ideas and we need users. πŸ™‚

For any comment just comment here or contact us at:

Alex Fiestas: alex@eyeos.org, afiestas on IRC

Aleix Pol: aleixpol@kde.org, apol on IRC

Enjoy!