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Release notes for GStreamer 0.10.20 "You Crazy Diamond"

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.

gst-plugins-base
contains a basic set of well-supported plug-ins
gst-plugins-good
contains a set of well-supported plug-ins under our preferred license
gst-plugins-ugly
contains a set of well-supported plug-ins, but might pose problems for distributors
gst-plugins-bad
contains a set of less supported plug-ins that haven't passed the rigorous quality testing we expect

Features of this release

  • Add the Presets interface
  • Use the binary registry by default
  • Deprecate gst_element_get_pad and don't use it anywhere any more.
  • Reverse playback fixes
  • API to get missing element messages from parse_launch parsing.
  • Fixes in latency calculations
  • BaseTransform negotiation fixes
  • New Buffering query and messages
  • Fix multiqueue deadlocks when changing limits
  • Remove pre-generated parser hacks and require newer flex/bison
  • Use GSlice in more places
  • Use static strings in property declarations everywhere to save memory allocations
  • Fix unaligned memory accesses with the binary registry and add CRC checks
  • Lots of other bug fixes

Bugs fixed in this release

  • 535069 : basesrc no longer support non-flushing seeks on itself
  • 522882 : Add a configure option to enable/disable OPTION_PARSING i...
  • 396779 : Preset interface for elements
  • 359653 : GStreamer Binary Registry patch
  • 401456 : [API] Rename gst_bin_find_unconnected_pad to gst_bin_find...
  • 446763 : [identity] leaks events in single segment mode
  • 459862 : typefinding coud be more efficient
  • 461253 : Crash when gst_base_transform_prepare_output_buffer is se...
  • 489269 : valgrind option parameter invalid for valgrind 2.2
  • 508070 : gstreamer crashes whilst trying to read .so files in .deb...
  • 512577 : GstTagMergeMode doc has slightly incorrect explanation
  • 512578 : gst_tag_setter_merge_tags can mess up with KEEP_ALL merge...
  • 514507 : gst-xmlinspect outputs text instead of xml for plugins
  • 518022 : [libgstnet] MSVC 6.0 compile error due to socklen_t
  • 518932 : Expose gst_segment_copy() to facilitate wrapping of GstSe...
  • 520468 : Add a Env to enable/disable scan_and_update_registry for ...
  • 522326 : use of 'char*' instead of 'const char*' in gst_caps_set_s...
  • 523798 : [API] Some GstMiniObject enhancements
  • 523806 : Should use G_PARAM_STATIC_(NAME|NICK|BLURB) when possible
  • 523978 : Documentation fixes.
  • 523985 : [PATCH] [identity] meta-writes buffers without meta-writa...
  • 524659 : Add specific error code for encrypted streams (e.g. WMA/A...
  • 525532 : [fakesink/fakesrc/identity] Uses GObject marshallers for ...
  • 526042 : [identity] check-imperfect-timestamp doesn't handle new s...
  • 526236 : mingw32 gstpoll compilation fix
  • 526247 : Actually build dlls when cross-compiling with mingw32
  • 526705 : GstIndexResolver uses nickname field as description field
  • 526768 : Basetransform bufferalloc passing through too easily
  • 526814 : [API] add gst_pad_add_{data,event,buffer}_probe_full() wi...
  • 527967 : gst_gerror_get_type is not thread safe
  • 528187 : Get missing elements from gst_parse_launch()
  • 528868 : URI schemes/protocols should be handled case insensitive
  • 529148 : Make gstqueue give the right min latency
  • 530317 : GType registration error - race condition when parallel c...
  • 530637 : queue leak on capacity change
  • 531538 : Race between gst_bus_set_flushing and async bus watches
  • 533490 : gst_message_new_warning() should take const gchar*
  • 533635 : gst_event_new_tag() documentation should say it takes own...
  • 533740 : [API] add gst_typefind_suggest_simple()
  • 533865 : gst_element_get_pad() should really be deprecated
  • 534258 : basesink not accumulated time in some cases.
  • 535218 : gst_base_src_send_event will block if basesrc is blocking...
  • 536723 : Misspelled word in error string
  • 536744 : Must link to libdl if dladdr() is used
  • 536780 : gcc 4.3.0 compile warnings
  • 536857 : DATADIR definition conflicts with windows headers
  • 525961 : Build fails on darwin
  • 535285 : Correct reference to GST_URI_UNKNOWN in gst_element_facto...

API changes

  • API additions
    • Add GST_IS_PARAM_SPEC_MINI_OBJECT, GST_PARAM_SPEC_MINI_OBJECT GST_TYPE_PARAM_MINI_OBJECT and gst_value_dup_mini_object
    • typefind::force-caps
    • gst_message_set_buffering_stats()
    • gst_message_parse_buffering_stats()
    • GST_QUERY_BUFFERING
    • GstBufferingMode
    • gst_query_new_buffering()
    • gst_query_set_buffering_percent()
    • gst_query_parse_buffering_percent()
    • gst_query_set_buffering_stats()
    • gst_query_parse_buffering_stats()
    • gst_query_set_buffering_range()
    • gst_query_parse_buffering_range()
    • GST_STREAM_ERROR_DECRYPT
    • GST_STREAM_ERROR_DECRYPT_NOKEY
    • gst_segment_copy()
    • gst_pad_add_data_probe_full()
    • gst_pad_add_buffer_probe_full()
    • gst_pad_add_event_probe_full()
    • GstEvent::gst_event_has_name()
    • GstFakeSrc:format
    • gst_type_find_suggest_simple()
    • GstBaseSink::gst_base_sink_wait_clock()
    • gst_parse_launch_full()
    • gst_parse_launchv_full()
    • gst_parse_bin_from_description_full()
    • gst_parse_context_new()
    • gst_parse_context_free()
    • gst_parse_context_get_missing_elements()
    • gst_bin_find_unlinked_pad()
    • GstPreset interface
  • API deprecations
    • gst_element_get_pad - use gst_element_get_static_pad or gst_element_get_request_pad
    • gst_atomic_int_set() - g_atomic_int_set from GLib
    • gst_bin_find_unconnected_pad()

Download

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 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 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

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

  • José Alburquerque
  • Antoine Tremblay
  • Bjarne Rosengren
  • Damien Lespiau
  • Felipe Contreras
  • Jan Schmidt
  • Jason Zhao
  • Jonas Holmberg
  • José Alburquerque
  • Julien Moutte
  • Kwang Yul Seo
  • Mark Nauwelaerts
  • Michael Smith
  • Milosz Derezynski
  • Ole André Vadla Ravnås
  • Olivier Crete
  • Peter Kjellerstedt
  • Rene Stadler
  • Rob Bradford
  • Sebastian Dröge
  • Sjoerd Simons
  • Stefan Kost
  • Suresh Kumar P
  • Tim-Philipp Müller
  • Wim Taymans

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