The latest released version is 0.15.2 . In PiTiVi's world, releases get outdated quickly. You may want to try out the development version instead of a "stable" release, depending on your needs.
Various Linux distributions provide PiTiVi in their repositories, but the version provided may be too old. For an optimal experience, make sure you are using PiTiVi 0.15.2 . Some of the distros providing PiTiVi are:
aptitude install pitivi(or simply click this link)
yum install pitivi
zypper in pitivi
An Ubuntu repository is maintained by our team to ease testing. To use it, add ppa:gstreamer-developers/ppa to your system's Software Sources. You can also add it by running this command:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gstreamer-developers/ppa && sudo apt-get update
Ubuntu users have a repository for testing PiTiVi on Launchpad. This might help you get the latest required GStreamer components.
On most Linux distributions, there are commands to install most (if not all) the required build dependencies automatically, thus saving you a lot of time.
apt-get build-dep pitivi
zypper si pitivi
You will also need to install the runtime dependencies (which the commands above don't necessarily install). In addition to gcc and intltool, you will probably need to install gnome-doc-utils, pygoocanvas, python-zope-interface, gnonlin, libxml2, libtool, gtk-doc. On a Fedora/Redhat system, you can get a list of the package runtime dependencies by running
yum deplist pitivi.
Tarballs of PiTiVi are available on GNOME FTP and mirrors.
PiTiVi doesn't need to be compiled, but has to be configured all the same. So you have to go through the usual:
./configure && make
And optionally, to install it system-wide:
sudo make install
Since the switch to GES, building PiTiVi is a little bit different because you may also have to build GES (if your distro doesn't provide it for you). Take a look at the Pitivi GES build instructions.