pyvideo status: June 21st, 2012

Note: This is an old post in a blog with a lot of posts. The world has changed, technologies have changed, and I've changed. It's likely this is out of date and not representative. Let me know if you think this is something that needs updating.

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It's been a few months since my last status report. Two things have happened and one thing hasn't.

  1. richard development progresses and it's coming along nicely. There are a few more things I really want before I think it's got a critical mass. Then I think we should start doing releases.

  2. steve development started and I'm adding functionality as I need it for adding conferences in the queue.

    Yes! We have a conferences-to-add queue in pyvideo now. And yes, the queue is long. steve makes it possible to add a conference of videos without doing them one-by-one.

    Also, if you have a conference you don't see on the site, please submit a suggestion to add it. There's a "Suggestion" link in the navbar.

So now for the thing that hasn't happened.

  1. Universal Subtitles (now renamed Amara) stopped working with videos a couple of months ago. I had hardcoded the embed code for all the videos on Because of this, I have to go un-hardcode the embed code in order to get the videos to work on the site at all, and it's possible we'll lose all the work we did subtitling these videos.

This really bums me out, but I'm not really sure what to do about it.

That's where things are at. I essentially took a hiatus from curating while we implemented and fixed a bunch of stuff in richard and while I set up the groundwork for steve. Those two are in a better position now, so I'll be able to more easily go back to curating and fixing the various issues.

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