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GNU Media Goblin 0.3.0 Released 43

A mere year since the Mediagoblin photo/video sharing project was started, the project has hit version 0.3.0. Release highlights include: a rewrite of the database from MongoDB to SQL (via SQLAlchemy, making it much easier to install), audio support (using the HTML5 <audio> tag), a first take on a mobile interface, and smarter video buffering. Not content to sit idle, the developers are starting work on Salmon protocol support to federate with software like Diaspora in the next release.
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GNU Media Goblin 0.3.0 Released

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  • Bad move (Score:5, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday May 02, 2012 @01:21PM (#39870195)

    MongoDB is webscale.

  • AND? (Score:3, Insightful)

    by who_stole_my_kidneys ( 1956012 ) on Wednesday May 02, 2012 @01:27PM (#39870255)
    are we advertising every product that has a point release on /. now?
    • by Anonymous Coward

      What else would you whine about? Oh that's right, anything.

  • Diaspora (Score:4, Funny)

    by vlm ( 69642 ) on Wednesday May 02, 2012 @01:29PM (#39870287)

    Diaspora... theres a name I haven't heard recently. I checked the github and its certainly alive and kicking. Do many /.ers use Diaspora and could therefore use the Goblin?

    I wondered about the license and had to LOL at the commit comment:

            GNU-AGPL-3.0 2 years ago added license to every single goddamn file. also, put one in the root [Daniel Vincent Grippi]

    Yes, that answers the licensing question quite firmly

  • by windcask ( 1795642 ) on Wednesday May 02, 2012 @01:41PM (#39870447) Homepage Journal

    I know Slashdot is a force in webtraffic, but did we just overwhelm their site?

    • Re: (Score:2, Funny)

      by Anonymous Coward

      It's they fault, they moved from MongoDB to SQL, which isn't webscale.

    • It's not totally down but super slow. I guess that'll teach me to include all those high resolution .png files in our release notes. :)
    • by mcgrew ( 92797 ) *

      Wow, you really MUST be new here! You actually never heard of the "slashdot effect"? []

  • I have a vanity site with thousands of photos & videos. I have always just used a script + imagemagick & ffmpg to get things to a useable set of html files, but I keep hoping that there will be someting easier. Can anyone tell me if this would be a good way to dump a bunch of jpgs & video files to a directory & have all the pretty stuff happen in the background? I'm not interested in the social side so much, but I have yet to find anything which can handle large batches of files in a way tha

  • Fantastic (Score:5, Funny)

    by jon3k ( 691256 ) on Wednesday May 02, 2012 @02:56PM (#39871385)
    Another brilliantly named piece of software. Now I use Linux and Gimp and the Media Goblin. I'm sure my parents are very proud.
    • Re: (Score:3, Funny)

      by Anonymous Coward

      Say what you want, but it's a better name than Media Dildo.

    • by mcgrew ( 92797 ) *

      Well, FOSS isn't the only entity that gives products stupid names. Wi-Fi, for example. Or Twain. Or the iPod (open the pod bay doors, Hal).

      The KIA auto? No combet vet would ever drive a car that was the acronym for Killed In Action.

      Dodge Startus... er, Stratus?

      The band Oingo Boingo?

      Windows Media Player (WiMP)?

      MicroSoft? Sounds like a woman complaining about her boyfriend.

      The list goes on.

      • howdy mcgrew (92797),

        actually, i always loved the name TWAIN. it's such a delightfully snarky acronym. as it was explained in the docs for the 1st scanner i ever set up it stands for ...
        Technology Without An Interesting Name

        i don't see the "stupid" here that you see. aint it nice that folks are so different? [*grin*]

        take care,

  • Currently the MediaGoblin wiki is down, which is the residence for a list of live instances. AFAIK there are two instances running with open registration at the moment: [] and []
  • So they're going from one unknown though heavily hyped technology to a proven, stable, universally supported technology so they can develop for yet another unknown heavily hyped technology?

    Did anyone send them the story a few above this one saying that the company that they're trying to compete against is going public in a month where they're expected to make billions of closed source dollars?"

    • You have been misinformed. MediaGoblin is not a Facebook-killer. It's a Flickr/SmugMug/Gallery3/YouTube/Soundcloud-killer. Currently it is a media hosting application built in Python running on a Django-like unframework backed by celery task processing (optional). It has some social features but much is still lacking. Intentions are that instances should be provide some "follow", "comment", [...] functionality across instances, that work will be based on the OStatus collection of specification drafts (t

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