The latest released version is 0.93 . We release early and often, so releases may become outdated quickly. You might want to try out the development version instead of a "stable" release, depending on your needs. Unfortunately, due to limited manpower, we cannot investigate bugs that occur on older release series (such as 0.15.x), unless they also affect the newest supported release or the development version.
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 0.93 . Some of the distros providing Pitivi are:
aptitude install pitivi(or simply click this link)
yum install pitivi
zypper in pitivi
In order to ease testing across Linux distributions, eliminate dependency problems and allow for quicker testing cycles, we have created a distro-agnostic, all-in-one binary bundle. You can simply download the bundle here and run it. Our entire stack is bundled, so the only requirement is glibc ≥ 2.13.
First, make sure to read the release notes; these will detail the issues that have been fixed for each release, as well as known issues of the version you are planning to try out.
Ubuntu users have an unofficial repository on Launchpad that can help 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). They are listed in the pitivi/check.py file and Pitivi will warn you on startup about missing hard dependencies, or let you know of missing dependencies by displaying a button in the "Welcome" dialog. On Fedora/Redhat-based systems, you can also get a list of the package runtime dependencies by running
yum deplist pitivi.
For additional instructions and a more extensive list of dependencies, see also the dependencies page on the wiki.
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