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Release notes for GStreamer 0.10.23 "Alaboo Alaboo"

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

  • Support files > 4GB on Windows
  • Controller interpolation fixes
  • Add timer support to GstPoll and use it for clocking
  • Attempt to typefind contents from the file extension if all else fails
  • GStreamer revision control switched to Git
  • Many other bug fixes and improvements

Bugs fixed in this release

  • 579177 : GstInfo: maintain ABI compatibility
  • 163577 : [RFC] Interlaced/progressive media support in GStreamer.
  • 574160 : collectpads does not reliably eos when last pad is removed
  • 575598 : hierarchical pipelines accumulate segment-done wrongly
  • 575922 : disabling subsystems cause API break
  • 576842 : loading a broken registry file can crash
  • 555978 : [ladspa] no elements exposed/found on Cygwin
  • 565607 : Broken macros in gsturi.h and gstinterface.h
  • 566936 : [ghostpads] unlink function wrongly called on target
  • 567692 : gstinfo.h header not compatible with C++
  • 567725 : [qtdemux] stopping at a time sometimes shows a different ...
  • 568289 : gst_pad_template_new() leaks caps it's supposed to take o...
  • 568438 : gst_poll_wait calling read() on control socket
  • 568481 : GStreamer linking failures.
  • 568632 : __MSVCRT_VERSION__ not defined with mingw, causing " stora...
  • 568678 : filesrc doesn't logs offsets
  • 570910 : Removing the target of a ghostpad does not re-target the ...
  • 571227 : Add home page tag
  • 571559 : [API] add GST_PARAM_MUTABLE_PLAYING etc. to indicate vali...
  • 572480 : unref and copy functions should not be macros
  • 573623 : [API] Array binary search utility function
  • 574024 : [GstAdapter] gst_adapter_push should not accept empty buf...
  • 574211 : gst_poll_*_control always returns FALSE on Windows
  • 574213 : [gstcheck] fix for libcheck > 0.9.6
  • 574241 : gst_tag_list_add and gst_tag_list_add_values behave incon...
  • 574484 : [patch] Make caps in DOT debug graphs more readable
  • 574623 : [dot_file_with_ts] ':' not a valid character for a filename
  • 574805 : [capsfilter] Doesn't reset the internal suggestion with A...
  • 575695 : build fails on OpenSolaris due to incorrect header file i...
  • 575814 : flag for EOS on gst-launch when exiting with ctrl-c
  • 576381 : [basesink] QoS: emergency rendering not always done
  • 576563 : pidgin crashes on exit in gst_plugin_ext_dep_free()
  • 576582 : A patch to enable the use of 'name' in Enum parameters
  • 577887 : Missing GST_DISABLE_GST_DEBUG in gstregistrybinary.c
  • 577891 : add alloc-pad property on tee
  • 578114 : API: add two new log levels: FIXME and MEMDUMP
  • 578201 : _gst_plugin_fault_handler_is_setup undefined under HAVE_W...
  • 579127 : gst-launch: disable CLOCK_LOST message handling
  • 580121 : race condition in GStreamer state changes causes problems...
  • 361155 : Add monotonic clock
  • 517231 : threadsafe/colored windows logging
  • 572591 : Another batch of " differs in signedness " warnings
  • 573823 : pad block callback if it is re-blocked while the previous...
  • 574163 : Fix gst_pad_activate_pull deactivation with unlinked element
  • 575682 : Add gst_pad_is_compatible()
  • 575988 : On Windows filesink can't write files longer than 2-4 GiB...

API changes

  • API additions
    • New FIXME and MEMDUMP debug levels
    • gst_tag_list_get_buffer() and gst_tag_list_get_buffer_index()
    • New tags: GST_TAG_SUBTITLE_CODEC, GST_TAG_HOMEPAGE
    • gst_util_array_binary_search()
    • gst_message_new_request_state(), gst_message_parse_request_state(), GST_MESSAGE_REQUEST_STATE
    • GstPoll::gst_poll_new_timer()
    • GstPoll::gst_poll_write_control()
    • GstPoll::gst_poll_read_control()

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

  • Alessandro Decina
  • Ali Sabil
  • Andy Wingo
  • Antoine Tremblay
  • Brian Cameron
  • Damien Lespiau
  • David Adam
  • David Flynn
  • David Schleef
  • Edward Hervey
  • Felipe Contreras
  • Jan Schmidt
  • Jan Schmidt - Sun Microsystems - Dublin Ireland
  • Jonas Holmberg
  • LRN
  • Laszlo Pandy
  • Mark Nauwelaerts
  • Olivier Crete
  • Olivier Crête
  • Peter Kjellerstedt
  • Sebastian Dröge
  • Stefan Kost
  • Thiago Santos
  • Thijs Vermeir
  • Thomas Vander Stichele
  • Tim-Philipp Müller
  • Wim Taymans
  • Yaakov Selkowitz
  • Zeeshan Ali (Khattak)

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