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Release notes for GStreamer Bad Plugins 1.3.2

The GStreamer team is pleased to announce the second release of the unstable 1.3 release series. The 1.3 release series is adding new features on top of the 1.0 and 1.2 series and is part of the API and ABI-stable 1.x release series of the GStreamer multimedia framework. The unstable 1.3 release series will lead to the stable 1.4 release series in the next weeks, and newly added API can still change until that point.

Binaries for Android, iOS, Mac OS X and Windows will be provided separately during the unstable 1.3 release series.

The versioning scheme that is used in general is that 1.x.y is API and ABI backwards compatible with previous 1.x.y releases. If x is an even number it is a stable release series and all releases in this series will only contain important bugfixes, e.g. the 1.0 series with 1.0.7. If x is odd it is a development release series that will lead to the next stable release series 1.x+1 and contains new features and bigger changes. During the development release series, new API can still change.

"That an accusation?"

No perfectly groomed moustache or any amount of fine clothing is going to cover up the truth - these plugins are Bad with a capital B. They look fine on the outside, and might even appear to get the job done, but at the end of the day they're a black sheep. Without a golden-haired angel to watch over them, they'll probably land in an unmarked grave at the final showdown.

Don't bug us about their quality - exercise your Free Software rights, patch up the offender and send us the patch on the fastest steed you can steal from the Confederates. Because you see, in this world, there's two kinds of people, my friend: those with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig.

This module contains a set of plugins that aren't up to par compared to the rest. They might be close to being good quality, but they're missing something - be it a good code review, some documentation, a set of tests, a real live maintainer, or some actual wide use. If the blanks are filled in they might be upgraded to become part of either gst-plugins-good or gst-plugins-ugly, depending on the other factors. If the plugins break, you can't complain - instead, you can fix the problem and send us a patch, or bribe someone into fixing them for you. New contributors can start here for things to work on.

Other modules containing plugins are:

gst-plugins-base
contains a basic set of well-supported plugins
gst-plugins-good
contains a set of well-supported plugins under our preferred license
gst-plugins-ugly
contains a set of well-supported plugins, but might pose problems for distributors
gst-libav
contains a set of codecs plugins based on libav (formerly gst-ffmpeg)

Bugs fixed in this release

  • 721685 : mpegtsmux: Remove unused data in TsMuxSection
  • 723167 : curlsftpsink: allow remote host authentication by public key fingerprint
  • 726666 : gl: error: redundant redeclaration of numerous GL functions
  • 728234 : gl: Don't unconditonally use EGL extensions
  • 729542 : glimagesink: pool may never be activated, which leads to crash
  • 729588 : glimagesink: cannot play 1080p on RPI
  • 729614 : PNM Encoder is Encoding 0 x 0 images
  • 729658 : gl: wrong negotiated caps when using eglimage
  • 729742 : glcolorconvert: Should set alpha to 1 if source is opaque
  • 729743 : glcolorconvert: Should preserve alpha channel when doing AYUV - > ARGB
  • 729861 : glfilter: lose some caps informations like the framerate
  • 729896 : glupload: Ignores stride when uploading raw data
  • 730069 : gl: Crash when setting invalid GST_GL_PLATFORM
  • 730133 : motioncells:fix memleak
  • 730459 : curlsshsink: post error on bus in element, not transfer thread
  • 729551 : GstGLDisplay: mix platform and window

Download

You can find source releases of gst-plugins-bad in the gst-plugins-bad download directory.

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

Homepage

The project's website is https://gstreamer.freedesktop.org.

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.

Developers

Git is hosted on git.freedesktop.org. You can browse the gst-plugins-bad 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.

Contributors to this release

  • Aurélien Zanelli
  • Edward Hervey
  • Jesper Larsen
  • Julien Isorce
  • L. Sorin
  • Luis de Bethencourt
  • Matthew Waters
  • Nicola Murino
  • Nicolas Dufresne
  • Olivier Crête
  • Reynaldo H. Verdejo Pinochet
  • Sanjay NM
  • Sebastian Dröge
  • Thiago Santos
  • Tim-Philipp Müller
  • Wim Taymans

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