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Release notes for GStreamer 0.10.1 "Nollaig chridheil"

The GStreamer team is proud to announce a new release in the 0.10.x stable series of the core of the GStreamer streaming media framework.

The 0.10.x series is a stable series targeted at end users. It is not API or ABI compatible with the stable 0.8.x series. It is, however, parallel installable with the 0.8.x series.

The 0.10.x series has been reworked for threadsafety. It also features various feature additions and enchancements.

This module, gstreamer, only contains core functionality. For actual media playback, you will need other modules.

contains a basic set of well-supported plug-ins
contains a set of well-supported plug-ins under our preferred license
contains a set of well-supported plug-ins, but might pose problems for distributors
contains a set of less supported plug-ins that haven't passed the rigorous quality testing we expect

Features of this release

  • Parallel installability with 0.8.x series
  • Threadsafe design and API
  • element factory leak fixes
  • tests cleanup
  • BaseSrc seeking in other format than BYTES
  • collectpad fixes

Bugs fixed in this release

  • 322441 : getcontext() in common/m4/gst-mcsc.m4 uses incorrect stac...
  • 323041 : [BASESRC] basesrc does not handle a seek to non-bytes for...
  • 323870 : [tools] gst-feedback needs updating for 0.9/0.10
  • 323882 : gst-launch manpage needs updates
  • 323905 : use return val of g_list_append

API changes

  • API additions
    • GstNetTimeProvider::active
    • gst_base_src_set_format


You can find source releases of gstreamer in the gstreamer download directory.

The git repository and details how to clone it can be found at .


The project's website is

Support and Bugs

We use GNOME's bugzilla for bug reports and feature requests.

Please submit patches via bugzilla as well.

For help and support, please subscribe to and send questions to the gstreamer-devel mailing list (see below for details).

There is also a #gstreamer IRC channel on the Freenode IRC network.


Git is hosted on You can browse the gstreamer repository.

All code is in Git and can be checked out from there.

Interested developers of the core library, plugins, and applications should subscribe to the gstreamer-devel list.


At this point, ports of existing applications to 0.10 are still experimental. Totem HEAD has a configure option to build the 0.10 backend. A patch for Rhythmbox is maintained at Jamboree builds against GStreamer 0.10. Flumotion has been ported to 0.10 as well.

Contributors to this release

  • Andy Wingo
  • David Schleef
  • Edward Hervey
  • Jan Schmidt
  • Julien MOUTTE
  • Michael Smith
  • Stefan Kost
  • Thomas Vander Stichele
  • Tim-Philipp Müller
  • Wim Taymans

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