LightWorks non-linear video editor released yesterday [NOT Linux version]

According to this article:

LightWorks non -linear video editor was released yesterday … and should be downloadable from their website:

Problem is, it requires registration to get into the downloads section … and their “Registration” page seems to be broken … it won’t accept a username, no matter what I try, it says it’s invalid ???

I saw this article on LXer … so was convinced they meant the Linux version, but it turns out the Linux version isn’t finished yet :frowning:
The free Windows version is available though … so if you can’t wait…[/b]


Shame I can’t download it yet, FIX YOUR SITE EDITSHARE!

Yeh, I’ve fired an email off to … lets hope they get it, it wasn’t returned, so it must be a valid address.

Hmm … turns out that article was complete rubbish, and should never have made it onto LXer :frowning:

The Linux version is NOT ready, but the Windows version is.

Their website appears to be fixed now BTW.

I should’ve remembered, I remember in my post about Lightworks a couple of weeks ago I stated, it will only be the Windows version that comes out first and then they’ll put more resources into the Linux and Mac version.

One thing I’ve never really understood, is:

If Mac OS X is basically BSD, why can’t us Linux users just not “port” the applications so they can run natively? I mean BSD & Linux are closely related, so wouldn’t making OS X applications be easier than porting “Windoze” applications? :o

As I understand it … and remember I’m no programmer … OS X and Linux have very different ABI’s (Application Binary Interfaces) for system calls and the like, different toolkits, frameworks and API’s (such as Cocoa and Quartz on OS X), different libraries, different services, etc. … so in real world terms they probably have little in common beyond POSIX compliance.

So as far as the way software interacts with the OS … instead of being similar with some differences, it would probably be truer to say they are different with some similarities :slight_smile:

I suppose a programmer could do this subject more justice than I … so if there are any out there that would like to improve my explanation, or totally shoot it to bits … feel free :slight_smile:

I see… I’m still stubborn on the fact that because of the similarities we could make the job a heck of a lot easier for ourselves by porting OS X applications instead of Windows ones.

Anyway, back on topic - I’ve downloaded Lightworks for Windows, and received my “free account” activation code via email. It should be noted that the download servers are swamped at the moment, it took me 4 tries, plus multiple times pausing the download in order for me to download it fully. (Good way to rack up numbers on the download counter though! Intuitive!)

Once installed, I ran into another problem, the damn thing won’t start up.

Apparently this is because the “firewall” & “anti-virus” have to be “disabled” in order for it to start up first-time successfully because there is, and I quote:

...during installation when the Firewall detects what it thinks is a threat and prevents it from going any further.

Not a very good start… After-all this program is “supposed to be” used by “professionals” and I use “professionals” very lightly!

If anything, they should have tested the current version with beta testers first to ensure this problem would never occur in the first place, so the public wouldn’t have to deal with it.

So far, not impressed because I can’t even start it in compatibility mode. Waiting for a proper solution and a reply back from my post I posted on the community forums over there.

"What exactly is contained in LW network wise that the firewall has to be disabled in order for it to work apart from having to activate it? That doesn't sound right to me. This program is supposed to be used by professionals, so I'm looking for a clear, and precise explanation. Remember this is WINDOWS, I'm not too confident in disabling my firewall just to let LW work. I'm more than certain the Linux and Mac versions wouldn't even require a step of such.

This issue should’ve been addressed before even making it available to the public. That is why there is a thing invented called a “Beta Tester”. "