Miro Internet TV Blog

Miro: After the Launch

August 13th, 2007 by Dean Jansen

The past three weeks have been incredibly exciting for everyone involved in the Miro project. Here is a quick update for curious folks:

The Miro launch went really well — we have more users, more buzz, more channels, more dedicated volunteers, and a better piece of software than ever before!

Some folks were worried about the name change, but I’ve got some good news. We saw a massive spike in downloads that has since stabilized well above our former plateau. On top of that, the Participatory Culture Foundation is still working just as hard to keep users and producers at the center of the online video experience. Overall, I think the name change has breathed extra life into an already vibrant project.

While a few users experienced upgrade problems, our volunteers and broader community have been incredibly helpful in assisting our developers isolate and squash these bugs. Our development team is working extra hard to iron out as many of the wrinkles as possible for Public Preview 2 (0.9.9). Then it’s just a matter of time until the big 1.0.

Speaking of volunteers, I especially want to thank: Ryan12, BenDD, robbt, Fluteman, broli, contarc, Sumana, sedatg, hungry monkey, phillramey, RCPrivett, mojodean, davidbow, harrio, mardou, Jon D, Matt Wilcox, and others who have been assisting in a variety of ways. This is not to mention all the folks who have been submitting great bug reports, packaging Linux builds, and generally making Miro better for everyone who uses it. Thanks so much to all of you!!

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