I understand that 8.04 is an LTS release, but updating to 8.10 isn't *that* big
Well, it's not really out of difficulty, but stability. Each new Ubuntu releases brings its share of bug fixes, and a fresh intake of new annoying bugs and uncertainty. 8.04 is far from bugless, but I "know" the existing bug set. 8.04 is "good enough" and I wish to remain here as long as possible and Get Things Done, instead of partially screwing up my setup/worrying every 6 months :)
of a deal, unless you absolutely need to stick with an LTS release for some
In any case, I just set up a virtualmachine (now that I actually have a powerful desktop computer) to run 8.10 with the pitivi packages from the PPA. Seems all good, filed 2 new bug reports now that I discovered that project saving/loading actually works (surely has for quite a while, but I didn't know :)
By the way, I heard the news that another dev (Alessandro) has been hired to make PiTiVi kick arse. Congratulations!