Video Editor PiTiVi And Computer Janitor Dropped From Ubuntu 11.10 “Oneiric Ocelot”

At the Ubuntu Developer Summit – Oneiric at Budapest, the Ubuntu developers have decided to drop two applications from the default installation – PiTiVi and Computer Janitor.

PiTiVi

PiTiVi is a video editor that was first made a default application in Ubuntu 10.04 “Lucid Lynx”.  Although  PiTiVi had a lot of potential when it was first included, the Ubuntu developers at UDS-O have decided to drop it from the next realease – Ubuntu 11.10 – because it is “poorly maintained”. PiTiVi is a decent video editor but it also has a problem of crashes and is not considered ready for normal users. Another thing that went against PiTiVi is that video editing is not something that a lot of people does.

PiTiVi will still be available in the main Ubuntu repository, though. If you want it, you can install it with:

$ sudo apt-get install pitivi

Computer Janitor

Computer Janitor, as the name implies, is an application for cleaning up the system. It cannot be exactly called a user friendly application – it has a bad user interface and could be  dangerous  for new users. Packages inadvertently removed using Computer Janitor by a new user could break the system. Because of this it has been decided that Computer Janitor will also be removed from Ubuntu 11.10 “Oneiric Ocelot”.

Like PiTiVi, Computer Janitor will still be available in the main repository for anyone who want it. It can be installed with the command:

$ sudo apt-get install computer-janitor  computer-janitor-gtk

You can get more details of the discussion from the meeting notes.

3 thoughts on “Video Editor PiTiVi And Computer Janitor Dropped From Ubuntu 11.10 “Oneiric Ocelot””

  1. Computer Janitor will also be removed from Ubuntu 11.10 “Oneiric Ocelot” and replaced with Bleach-bit. This is because Computer Janitor is buggy , and almost no one uses it. Bleach-bit works way better .

  2. In the description of the apt-get command to install computer janitor, is there any reason not to shorten it?

    sudo apt-get install computer-janitor-gtk

    seems to work just as well for installing it, as computer-janitor-gtk depends on computer-janitor.

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