[Update July 2, 2013: the original title of this discussion, as posted mid-June 2013, was: "Let's beta-test the imminent new subtitle editor before it is released". In fact, on June 6 Dean Jansen had announced it's release for "in the next week or so", then on June 14 he wrote that the new editor was "still very much in beta, [...] still under heavy development", mentioning "necessary confirmation tests and modifications to ensure a smooth transition".
Anyway, here it is now, so far as an optional alternative to the traditional editor. So let's try it and report about it, in spite of the total lack of documentation about it in the Solutions section of this Amara Help, in spite of the unpalatable side-effects of the abrupt, unannounced "scheduled maintenance" of its release two days ago.
Actually, let's try the new editor and report about it because of all this, lest the Amara developers just as abruptly decide to make it the only available editor, before its present issues are solved. And there are issues with it, for subtitlers.
Hi, fellow Amara users,
In a June 6, 2013 message to the "Amara – Deaf & Hard of Hearing Discussion List", Dean Jansen wrote:
"We're still working on the new editor/data model (and have come quite a ways on the timeline mode), which you can check out here (make an account, edit or create subtitles and then click the link in the legacy editor sidebar to launch beta subtitle editor *note: you must have saved the subtitles and have everything synced to switch in this demo*). We anticipate releasing this in the next week or so."
And I replied suggesting Amara staff first organize a beta-test. So far, no reply. But as the new editor has not yet been released, let's avail ourselves of the link and indications given by Dean Jansen to beta-test it ourselves.
I suggest that questions about how the editor works be added in comments to this thread.
But for reporting possible bugs and issues I made a Google Drive form , whose replies go into a spreadsheet that can be viewed, downloaded and commented on by anyone who has the link (no sign in required). This way Amara developers too should be able to download it e.g. as .csv file and reuse the data in whatever beta-testing program they are using on their own.
It is important that we actual subtitlers beta-test innovations to the Amara software, because developers, not being subtitlers themselves, cannot properly assess the impact of some changes they make: see the Team moderation: let's learn together from the Friday 13 team thread.
Hello Amara developers,
I use Amara very often for my youtube channel and I also work with Amara in the team 043...
Although I more liked the legacy editor, I would like to try the new editor. I say I would because, somehow it doesn't work in my computer! I can open it, make the subtitle. But then when I try to save, the screen freezes... and then no move later on. I tried in many different videos, but still the same problem. I can only download the text in dfxp format (which I can not open also)... Do you have a suggestion? I use google chrome, but probably it is not about it, because I tried in different browsers also...