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Release notes for GStreamer 0.10.3 "Like a virgin"

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 enchancements.

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

  • Parallel installability with 0.8.x series
  • Threadsafe design and API
  • state lock redefined
  • Extensive documentation updates
  • BaseTransform reworked
  • Bus reworked; signal API added

Bugs fixed in this release

  • 320084 : gst-launch doesn't show errors before going to PLAYING
  • 168703 : [API] Add gst_index_add_associationv() to gstindex.h
  • 324162 : [API] Add gst_buffer_make_meta_writable or similar
  • 324199 : Collectpads hangs when muxing more than two streams
  • 325490 : fdsink ported to 0.10.x
  • 327001 : API: add gst_event_replace
  • 327197 : Sound Juicer with Gst-0.10 segfaults
  • 327324 : gst-inspect-0.10 -a crashes after id3demux
  • 328491 : Sending FLUSH_START blocks in GstCollectPads
  • 328715 : tee does no handle a pad being in wrong state or not linked
  • 329069 : API: add gst_parse_bin_from_description
  • 329105 : ghostpad no setting pad chain function if target has not ...
  • 329713 : Endlessly increasing VM size with playbin using apps


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.


At this point, ports of various applications are available: Totem HEAD has a configure option to build the 0.10 backend, as does Rhythmbox. Jamboree builds against GStreamer 0.10. Flumotion has been ported to 0.10 as well.

Contributors to this release

  • Andy Wingo
  • Christian Schaller
  • Edward Hervey
  • Jan Schmidt
  • Julien MOUTTE
  • Sebastien Moutte
  • Stefan Kost
  • Thomas Vander Stichele
  • Tim-Philipp Müller
  • Torsten Schoenfeld
  • Wim Taymans

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