I tried building kino, dvgrab and cinelerra CV soemtime last year with teh aim that i could finish in time for soho beta? but got stuck with soem dependencies and then did not have the time to continue with it.
unfortunately i have never been able to capture video well with dvgrab or kino. i get about 600 MB worth video and then it just freezes or restarts the computer.
As fate would have it, i installed Ubuntu 7 and it my luck is not much better there.
Yesterday something happened to the power supply and i cant even start the damn machine now:(.
so im in no hurry. its ready when its ready
but unfortunately i cant pitch in this time around. Though you can bet that once the packages are ready, i will test them out thoroughly and give good feedback