Archive for November, 2009


Last entry in the kde planet!

November 30, 2009

Hi everybody! This is not a technical or feature post, so just read it if you follow this blog through Planet KDE.

When we decided to create this blog, we did it because we didn’t want to flood KDE’s planet with Kamoso related posts in each of our blogs, so centralizing it looked like a nice way to tell the people what’s going on in the Kamoso universe. Now it seems that KDE planet is only for personal blogs  (this makes sense to maintain the human-relation stuff), so we’re forced to remove the blog from the planet.

Anyway we’re going to continue with this blog, you will find more articles from now on, limiting short announcements.

So to summarize: If you want to continue following this blog, please add it to your feed reader, bookmark or whatever do you use to follow blogs.

See you soon!

Policy change commit


We are still alive! summary of the last weeks in kamoso land.

November 18, 2009

We have been quite quiet the last weeks on blog posting, but that doesn’t mean that we’re not working on kamoso. So if you are one of those who think that kamoso is “yet another dead kde webcam project” you’re wrong 🙂
Here we have some heads up.

Basic webcam control arrived:

Now, the brightness, contrast, hue, saturation and gamma could be configured by using the Kkamoso options. Those settings are saved per webcam, which means that you’ll be able to adjust these properties to get the best of each webcam do you have.
As always a picture is worth than a thousands of words:

Kamoso basic controls

First effects landed on kamoso:

When developing the basic controls, we decided to create a PoC (Proof of concept) of what will be the effects in kamoso. We don’t have an interface to add them (yet) but we should get some before the next release if everything works fine.
Of course the mandatory screenshoot here:

Kamoso first effect

Kamoso is now using kipi-plugins:

Kamoso is now using kipi-plugins, so what does that mean to you? This means that with a little of effort kamoso will be able to export to flickr, ipod and basically anything that kipi-plugins support (you can check digikam where it’s been deployed for years). As well, kipi-plugins will receive support for Youtube. 🙂

Hey we need your help!

If you’re willing to help but you’re not a developer don’t worry! We have plenty of work for you.

  1. Translations! if you want to contribute by translating kamoso please, contact to “aleixpol at kde dot org”
  2. A new semaphore design
  3. An interface to add effects

Thats all for the moment! maybe in some days we’ll release a new version of the stable branch with a few fixes related to video+voice synchronization. Stay tunned!