For some time now I’ve been thinking to present a weekly based report about some tools that I find interesting somehow, so that people who use Linux might find those as useful as I do. As I now have my own blog (which no one reads btw!) I thought “why don’t I do this?”.. and so here it is.
This week I’ll talk about Istanbul, a desktop session recorder aimed at Free Desktop compliant Window Managers like Gnome, KDE and XFCE.
There’s not much to say about this wonderful application, that docks into your Notification Area, besides “it rocks!”. As a software developer I find this particularly handy when creating screencasts for sharing my problems or solutions with other developers, showing use-cases to technical writers, etc. But everyone may find it interesting since its unique feature, to record desktop sessions, have lots and lots of different uses.
1 – the only format available for output is Ogg/Theora.
2 – I was going to make a video “How To get AIGLX + Beryl working on Edgy with a i810 graphics card”, but since I’ve got it already to work I am too lazy to uninstall it and do it again. But I promise that you’ll see Istanbul in action in other posts.
Critics and suggestions may be dumped in this post comment’s. Feel free to post one 😉