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Release notes for GStreamer 0.10.4 "Light"

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
  • 33% of library size removed by parse change
  • (Experimental) QoS features (use max-lateness on BaseSink subclasses to enable)

Bugs fixed in this release

  • 323542 : GStreamer 0.10 hangs at EOS for all songs
  • 320340 : triggering a gst_task_join from the streaming task can de...
  • 322628 : document thread-unsafety of gst_value_foo() + gst_value_r...
  • 324186 : Smarter (deterministic!) typefind decisions
  • 324398 : varargs/valist functions aren't bindable
  • 328873 : only one gst_bin_recalc_state allowed at a time
  • 330899 : CVS directory in make dist tarball
  • 330996 : basesrc emits EOS unconditionally when going to READY
  • 331255 : Shrinking gst_parse_launch bloat
  • 331898 : Basetranform is not reusable
  • 332045 : API: GstPipeline needs API to disable flushing of its bu...
  • 332277 : [filesrc] seek does not correct read position in non-mmap...
  • 332611 : [basesrc] needs way to prevent expensive start/stop in ch...
  • 332723 : New API: gst_type_find_helper_for_buffer
  • 333042 : New API: gst_type_find_helper_get_range
  • 333266 : Registry file writing rewrite
  • 333272 : tests should set G_SLICE=always-malloc now
  • 333417 : GST_BOILERPLATE_WITH_INTERFACE can't be used in C++ code
  • 333669 : Add pad accessor defines for GstBaseTransform
  • 333779 : New API: add gst_uri_has_protocol
  • 324818 : gst_registry_get_default doesn't sink newly created registry
  • 330125 : _pad_send_event does not check flushing correctly
  • 330684 : Add ability to emit sync-message without messing with the...

API changes

  • API additions
    • gst_pipeline_set_auto_flush_bus()
    • gst_pipeline_get_auto_flush_bus()
    • gst_uri_has_protocol()
    • gst_pipeline_set_max_lateness()
    • gst_pipeline_get_max_lateness()
    • gst_pipeline_get_sync()
    • gst_pipeline_do_sync()
    • GstBaseSrc::check_get_range()
    • GstBaseSink::max-lateness
    • gst_type_find_helper_get_range()
    • gst_type_find_helper_for_buffer()
    • gst_bus_enable_sync_message_emission()
    • gst_bus_disable_sync_message_emission()


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).

There is also a #gstreamer IRC channel on the Freenode IRC network.


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, gnome-media, RhythmBox, Sound-juicer, Jamboree, Flumotion.

Contributors to this release

  • Andy Wingo
  • Christophe Fergeau
  • Jan Schmidt
  • Julien MOUTTE
  • Loïc Minier
  • Michael Smith
  • Renchi Raju
  • Ross Burton
  • Sebastien Moutte
  • Thomas Vander Stichele
  • Tim-Philipp Müller
  • Torsten Schoenfeld
  • Vincent Torri
  • Wim Taymans

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