Kazam 1.3.2 is available

Even if my publishing process isn’t the most efficient (it is evolutionary, each iteration is better), I am still happy to announce that new version of Kazam Screencaster is ready for public testing. You can consider this version a beta (if lots of things fail to work, please consider it alpha ;) ), it was built on top of unstable code branch. Read on, for a short list of changes.

In this release many things have changed, a quick run down:

  • GUI was redesigned, rehauled and refreshed. Ease of use and simplicity were still our guidance
  • Support for GStreamer 1.0, older versions are no longer supported. Kazam 1.3.2 will for now only work on Ubuntu 12.10
  • Keyboard shortcuts are back. Still in experimental stage, but usable.
  • Different capture modes: Full screen, all screens, area and window. With window mode you can select a window on your desktop to capture its contents. For now, this works only for screencasting.
  • Wait, only for screen casting? What? Kazam can now capture still images too. You can capture full screen, single screen or a pre-selected area.
  • Autosaving of videos and pictures. By turning on autosave every video and screenshot will be saved automatically without user intervention.
  • Awesome theme-able shutter sound for taking screenshots, for now Canon 7D and Nikon D80 sounds are available. ;)

If you’re using Ubuntu 12.10 you can install it with:

add-apt-repository ppa:kazam-team/unstable-series
apt-get update
apt-get install kazam

If you want, you can install from source, but if you’re not on Ubuntu you’re mileage will vary. Please do report the bugs you find and I’ll fix them as soon as possible.

This release is nicknamed the Stargazer release.

Many thanks to me4oslav, mpt, popey, kenvandine and the rest of the bunch who helped with this release.

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