Elisa, a media center on the desktop
Speaker: Olivier Tilloy
About Elisa Elisa is a media center project primarily targeted at end users. It is built upon solid foundations such as gstreamer for media playback and pigment forbuilding efficient and cool UIs. It strives to put the media at the center of the user experience: let the user enjoy his/her media without getting in the way, while providing an immersive experience. One of its important goals, together with taking over your living room, is to achieve a good presence on, and integration with, the desktop.
History and evolution Since the first release of Elisa and its first presentation at GUADEC (in 2006), a tremendous amount of work has been done and most of the core elements are in place to allow Fluendo embedded and the community build a really cool media center.
Outlook Two big challenges are currently on the table: on one hand, find new, original ways of navigating and aggregating media, making full use of contextual services, and on the other hand, present this media to the user in a beautiful and immersive UI. Most of the efforts currently put in development are revolving around those themes.
French hacker, currently living in Barcelona, Spain, where he works full time (and sometimes more) for Fluendo Embedded on Elisa. Free software enthusiast and advocate, trying to do his bit to spread the word and have people around choose their tools instead of suffering them.