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Release notes for GStreamer Validate 1.5.90

The GStreamer team is pleased to announce the first release candidate of the stable 1.6 release series of GstValidate, a high level integration testing infrastructure for the GStreamer framework.

This release candidate will hopefully shortly be followed by the stable 1.6.0 release if no bigger regressions or bigger issues are detected, and enough testing of the release candidate happened. The new API that was added during the 1.5 release series is not expected to change anymore at this point.

This module contains a whole testing infrastructure to help GStreamer developers to validate their elements, check the interaction between their element and the others.

It allows to easily implement high level integration testsuite running scenarios on gstreamer pipeline checking that each element in the pipeline is behaving as expected.

GstValidate also provide a default testsuite so that third party developers can test and validate their elements, this testsuite is also running on an integration server so that the upstream GStreamer project can detect any regression.

Features of this release

    Bugs fixed in this release

    • 748390 : validate: media-descriptor: remove duplicate conditions
    • 752455 : trivial document fixes
    • 752461 : validate:launcher: skip default assets for --medias-paths
    • 752518 : validate:launcher: Improvements for --media-paths option
    • 752521 : validate: error when seek_forward with mp3 file
    • 752611 : validate:launcher: handle folder names with spaces in --medias-paths.
    • 752650 : validate:launcher: catch errors and continue
    • 752692 : validate:launcher: handle file path in --medias-paths
    • 752748 : validate:launcher: Fix documentation
    • 752749 : validate: tools: transcoding error due to wrong condition check
    • 752758 : validate: descriptor-writer: Print proper error message when discover fails
    • 752945 : validate:tools: set locale to all
    • 753079 : validate: Should not store stream-id in media-info for local files
    • 753339 : validate: scenario: fix leak during error cases


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

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


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

    Contributors to this release

    • Guillaume Desmottes
    • Nicolas Dufresne
    • Olivier Crête
    • Sebastian Dröge
    • Thiago Santos
    • Thibault Saunier
    • Vineeth T M
    • Vineeth TM

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