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Release notes for GStreamer OpenGL Plug-ins 0.10.2 "Long forgotten rules"

The GStreamer team is proud to announce a new release in the 0.10.x stable series of the GStreamer OpenGL Plug-ins.

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.

Please note that at this time, the GStreamer GL plugins module is not considered API/ABI stable, and public interfaces may change from release to release.

This module contains integration libraries and plug-ins for using OpenGL within GStreamer pipelines. This module contains elements for, among others:

  • output: glimagesink
  • adapters: glupload, gldownload
  • video processing: gldeinterlace, glcolorscale
  • GL effects: glfiltersobel, glfilterblur, gleffects, others
  • sources: gltestsrc
Other modules containing plug-ins are:
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

This gst-plugins-gl release isn't API/ABI compatible with 0.10.1.

Features of this release

  • New elements and examples
  • Internal changes to GL context management
  • Support RGB format in gloverlay
  • Many fixes and improvements
  • Cocoa backend for OS/X
  • Dependency on libpng instead of gdkpixbuf

Bugs fixed in this release

  • 591591 : Gloverlay makes it hard to manipulate the position of the image
  • 595303 : Plugin gloverlay to put video over png image
  • 601277 : patch for gloverlay
  • 559135 : Add five more opengl elements to plugin docs
  • 562699 : doesn't find opengl on os x
  • 578811 : crash with cocoa backend
  • 588510 : No copyright/license information in a lot of files
  • 590351 : Compile issue on GLEW version.
  • 593786 : support OpenGL es in autofoo
  • 597253 : [gst-plugins-gl] rewrite the way a gstgldisplay is forwarded
  • 599883 : [differencematte] regressions after gdkpixbuf to libpng migration
  • 599885 : [gtk examples] unstable behaviour with recent gtk (post csw merge)
  • 600630 : gldownload not working anymore
  • 600797 : New example illustrates texture sharing between glupload and Qt
  • 602153 : gstglmixer prints warnings when it has no parent
  • 602771 : qglwtextureshare example crashes sometimes on startup
  • 605121 : Bug when you configure gst-plugins-gl
  • 608643 : libpng 1.4.x incompatibilities
  • 611067 : Shared opengl context not shared correctly
  • 612157 : [gst-plugins-gl]enable stencil buffer's use
  • 612159 : [gst-plugins-gl]enable global stencil buffer use
  • 612163 : [gst-plugins-gl]new gl filter: gstglfilterreflectedscreen
  • 613186 : -gl can't be built against libpng 1.4.x
  • 613371 : gst_element_class_set_details = > gst_element_class_set_details_simple
  • 615696 : Shaders using GLSL 1.20 without #version.
  • 616748 : multiply_fragment_source shader compilation error with Apple GLSL compiler
  • 625144 : [gst-plugins-gl] fixed qglwtextureshare example to work on a Mac
  • 626708 : Add OpenGL checks for Solaris, *BSD and GNU Hurd
  • 559131 : Have client-draw-callback accept a gpointer of user data
  • 588454 : Cygwin also uses GLX
  • 588653 : glimagesink fails to render I420 and YV12 frames properly
  • 593165 : glimagesink bug decoding from ts
  • 593486 : sdlshare example test on linux
  • 595588 : Added patch to manage RGB or RGBA


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

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


The project's website is

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

Please submit patches via bugzilla as well.

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Git is hosted on You can browse the gst-plugins-gl 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

  • Andrey Nechypurenko
  • Anthony Violo
  • Benjamin Otte
  • Christian Schaller
  • Cygwin Ports maintainer
  • David Hoyt
  • David Schleef
  • Edward Hervey
  • Eric Anholt
  • Filippo Argiolas
  • Jan Schmidt
  • Julien Isorce
  • Mark Nauwelaerts
  • Miquel Àngel Farré
  • Nicholas Panayis
  • Nuno Santos
  • Olivier Crête
  • Pierre Pouzol
  • Pratheesh Gangadhar
  • Roland Peffer
  • Sebastian Dröge
  • Stefan Kost
  • Tim-Philipp Müller
  • Vinson Lee
  • Руслан Ижбулатов

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