Sorry for not replying sooner, Evo did not filter the mail properly.
Hmm. if this requires some sort of cvs-version of gstreamer or other sharp dependencies not provided by Ubuntu 8.04, I guess I can't test pitivi svn for a while anymore, sadly (until I get on the distro update threadmill again someday).
Unless there is a repository of some kind for 8.04? (but I would be surprised, I saw a PPA for 8.10 only).