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Release notes for GStreamer 0.10.18 "So far away"

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 enhancements.

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

  • New GstPoll abstraction simplifies operations on multiple fd's/sockets
  • Various bug fixes and corrections

Bugs fixed in this release

  • 516187 : adding gst_collect_pads_read_buffer () collectpads
  • 516395 : gst_buffer_create_sub does not copy flags
  • 520756 : different registry backend configurations cause build errors
  • 498222 : configure improvements
  • 499127 : [multiqueue] has no documentation
  • 505417 : Add GstPoll to core
  • 509559 : [gstinfo]_gst_debug_init() memory leak
  • 510194 : segmentation fault when trying to link elements.
  • 511783 : [API] [check] add gst_check_element_push_buffer_list() etc.
  • 513964 : [GstPad] gst_pad_get_caps don't return a copy of the caps
  • 515469 : patch to add gst_index_set_resolver_full
  • 519584 : gst_element_implements_interface() segfaults with 'filesr...
  • 519698 : g_free/xmlFree mismatches in gstregistryxml
  • 520152 : Core uses non-portable size_t and ssize_t
  • 520671 : GstPoll needs to be ported to Windows
  • 520808 : GstPoll's API could need some changes for Windows
  • 520877 : registrybinary.c doesn't build cleanly on Windows/MSVC
  • 521740 : libgstreamer.def exports not up to date
  • 522741 : regression: gst_index_entry_free() frees string it does n...


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.


Applications ported to GStreamer 0.10 include Totem, RhythmBox, Sound-Juicer, Gnome Media, Flumotion, Amarok, Jamboree, Pitivi, Istanbul, AnnoAmp, Elisa, and others. Let us know if you want to be added to this list.

Contributors to this release

  • Andy Wingo
  • David Schleef
  • Edward Hervey
  • Fabrizio Gennari
  • Jan Schmidt
  • Julien Moutte
  • Ole André Vadla Ravnås
  • Peter Kjellerstedt
  • Rene Stadler
  • Sebastian Dröge
  • Siavash Safi
  • Stefan Kost
  • Thijs Vermeir
  • Tim-Philipp Müller
  • Wim Taymans

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