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Release notes for GStreamer 0.10.12 "Inevitable Demise"

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

  • Add a warning if GLib threading support is not properly initialised
  • Add support for binary registry serialisation
  • Preliminary support for pull-mode scheduling of entire chains
  • Add support for HPPA
  • Collectpads fixes
  • Lots of bug fixes

Bugs fixed in this release

  • 378931 : Bison version check doesn't work on Solaris 9
  • 399875 : [multiqueue] dynamic growth not implemented.
  • 339326 : pads not set to FLUSHING when created
  • 380129 : gst_plugin_feature_load doesn't consistently ref a return...
  • 381301 : [patch] Make GstBus watch work with any GMainContext
  • 383382 : Removing pads from collectpads not threadsafe
  • 383506 : Disallow CLOCK_TIME_NONE as periodic clock id interval
  • 387073 : gst-launch videotestsrc ! ffmpegcolorspace ! ximagesink d...
  • 387866 : [docs] Small fix for GstCollectPads docs
  • 391278 : g_thread_init() called too late, possibly causing memory ...
  • 391296 : [API] add gst_update_registry() to rescan registry at run...
  • 391777 : GStreamer does not reset SEGV trap handler
  • 391909 : Fix compilation with MinGW
  • 399094 : gst_pad_start_task: small doc typo
  • 401381 : GstRegistry signals documentation is missing
  • 401781 : [API] add GST_ROUND_DOWN_* macros
  • 402393 : [API][GstCollectPads] Allow elements to specify destroy n...
  • 405284 : Changing state of pipeline can lock up with preroll queue...
  • 400656 : [PATCH] filesrc seekability detection fix (NFS and 2GB+ f...
  • 403172 : [filesrc] doesn't handle localhost file locations
  • 404569 : [filesrc] Unexpected end of file
  • 161922 : script to provide plugin installation info
  • 391915 : adapter test doesn't compile with mingw
  • 395554 : gst_tag_setter_merge_tags works at most once
  • 403597 : [API] Add ReplayGain reference level tag
  • 405288 : Configure checks use pkg-config directly
  • 381492 : [SystemClock] ClockID wait_async notification broken
  • 382592 : Multiple wait()ers break periodic clock ids
  • 385084 : endless ghost pad pull/push activate recursion until crash
  • 388201 : [API] add gst_adapter_copy()

API changes

  • API additions
    • gst_update_registry()
    • gst_adapter_copy()
    • GST_ROUND_DOWN_* macros
    • GstCollectDataDestroyNotify
    • gst_query_new_latency()
    • gst_query_set_latency()
    • gst_query_parse_latency()
    • gst_message_new_lost_preroll()
    • gst_message_parse_lost_preroll()
    • gst_message_new_prerolled()
    • gst_message_new_latency()
    • gst_event_new_latency()
    • gst_event_parse_latency()
    • gst_base_sink_query_latency()
    • gst_base_sink_get_latency()
    • gst_bus_timed_pop()
    • gst_message_new_info()
    • gst_message_parse_info()


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).

Find us on IRC at #gstreamer.


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
  • Carlos Sanmartin Dominguez
  • David Schleef
  • Edward Hervey
  • Jan Schmidt
  • Jindrich Makovicka
  • Mark Nauwelaerts
  • Michal Benes
  • René Stadler
  • Sebastian Dröge
  • Sjoerd Simons
  • Stefan Kost
  • Sébastien Moutte
  • Thomas Vander Stichele
  • Tim-Philipp Müller
  • Vincent Torri
  • Wim Taymans

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