GStreamer 1.0 applications and bindings Hackfest/Sprint
Malaga -Spain , 25th to 27th of January 2012
Relevant GNOME/KDE/Other team
The goal of this hackfest is to kickstart the effort of porting applications to GStreamer 1.0 and fix remaining issues hindering such ports, be that bugs in binding code, missing plugins, broken pluging etc.
Port a wide variety of GStreamer applications to 0.11/1.0
Review of the 1.0 API
Make sure gobject introspection annotations are correct
Port any needed plugins from 0.10 to 0.11
Identify and fix any general GStreamer 0.11 bugs that will hinder application porting
Make sure application developers are aware of new core features and possibilities in GStreamer 1.0
Measuring your success
If we can have initial ports done of the top 10 GNOME, KDE and server applications using GStreamer that would be a great success factor for the hackfest and allow us to be confident the transition from 0.10.x to 1.0.x will be smooth and easy.
Please add your name here if you are interested in attending even if you are not sure you will be able to, as we want to meaure general interest.. We will be offering some travel sponsorship for this event, hopefully in collaboration with the GNOME Foundation and KDE E.v.
Please add your name and project affiliation below:
Wim Taymans, GStreamer 1.0 lead designer and maintainer
Christian Schaller, Transmageddon
Sebastian Dröge, GStreamer Core
George Kiagiadakis, QtGStreamer/KDE
Philippe Normand, WebKit/Igalia
Olivier Crête, Farstream, VoIP/RTP
Tim Müller, GStreamer Core, Totem
Trever Fischer (tdfischer), phonon-gstreamer maintainer for Qt
Jonathan Matthew, Rhythmbox (interested but it's a long way from australia)
Jason DeRose, Novacut & Dmedia (PyGI with Python3, Gtk3)
Peteris Krisjanis, Jokosher
Edward Hervey, Python, PiTiVi
Thibault Saunier, Python, PiTiVi
Antigoni Papantoni, PiTiVI
Jeff Fortin, PiTiVi
Thomas Vander Stichele, Flumotion
Josep Torra, Totem
If you don't have a wiki account (and don't want to create one), you can email christian(.)schaller(at)gmail(.)com and I can add your name myself.
The venue for the hackfest will be Nido. Which is a shared office space centrally located in Malaga run by Ara and Yaiza, who happen to work for Canonical. You find more information about the venue here: http://www.nidomalaga.com/en
We will start at 10am each morning.
There is no attendance cost and the GStreamer project is not looking for any external sponsorship for the event in terms of help to cover venue rent. We might get some companies to sponsor lunches and maybe dinners specifically, so we might go around to the usual suspects to ask for that.
How to get there
Inside Europe you can get cheap flights to Malaga with Ryanair and Easyjet.
Accommodation and food
We aim to provide free lunch at the venue and at least one dinner.
Some hotel suggestions:
Etap Malaga Centro: http://www.etaphotel.com/es/hotel-6350-etap-malaga-centro/location.shtml From 29euros per night (double bedroom)
Ibis Centro http://www.ibishotel.com/es/hotel-5585-ibis-malaga-centro-ciudad/index.shtml From 39 euros per night (double bedroom)
Hotel del Pintor http://www.hoteldelpintor.com/ From 49 euros (double bedroom)
Babia Hostel (can be a bit noisy at nights) http://www.babiahostel.com/ 15euros per person night in double 12euros per person night in dorm
Picasso Corner Hostel http://www.picassoscorner.hostel.com/ From 13 euros per person in a dorm, and 18euros per person in a double
Some recommended tapas restaurants:
Taberna Mitjana: http://www.travbuddy.com/Taberna-Mitjana-v471550
El Pimpi (a very very typical place in Malaga): http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g187438-d806282-Reviews-El_Pimpi-Malaga_Costa_del_Sol_Andalucia.html
Previous discussions, organization threads, drafts, relevant links, etc
Floating refs in GI - https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=657202
GError marshaling GI - https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=666098
GStreamer 0.11 status reports
Other GStreamer 0.11 resources:
ZeroPointEleven wiki page