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Release notes for GStreamerĀ 0.7.5 "In A Bar"

The GStreamer team is happy to announce a new release in the 0.7.x development series of the GStreamer streaming-media framework. The goal of this release series is to stabilize towards a 0.8 release series which will be part of the GNOME 2.6 releases and hopefully eventually KDE 4.x.

The 0.7 series is a development series and is aimed at developers. It is NOT API or ABI compatible with the stable 0.6.x series or with other releases in the series. This means you can not use this release to upgrade your current GStreamer installation and expect your GStreamer applications to keep working without a recompile. It is, however, parallel installable with the 0.6.x series.

Features of this release

  • API additions for bindings
  • Queue memleak fix
  • optimal scheduler fixes
  • Ghost pad fixes
  • Signal marshalling fixes
  • documentation fixes
  • underquotedness fixes for automake 1.8
  • fixed atomic implementation on sparc and S390
  • gstreamer-scan fixes
  • multidisksrc renamed to multifilesrc
  • fixed GstCaps docs
  • fixed libxml checking when not needed
  • added timeout to filesrc
  • added support for double dparams
  • make spider report an error when it can't handle a mime type
  • fixed navigation event handling
  • added codec and volume tags

Bugs fixed in this release

  • 105844 : --disable-loadsave --disable-registry still check for libxml
  • 118310 : Timeout support added for fdsrc
  • 127133 : [API] Need non-vararg version of gst_index_add_association
  • 127815 : gst-register sigsegs 100% of the time.
  • 129600 : patch to compile on OSX
  • 131362 : use serialize/deserialize in the core
  • 132045 : incorrect dependency causes rebuilding of libgstreamer on "m
  • 132935 : setting pipeline -> NULL -> PLAYING doesn't restart stream
  • 132996 : configure fails: aclocal: macro `jm_AC_TYPE_UNSIGNED_LONG_LO
  • 133391 : the asm mutex implementation is broken on SPARC
  • 133631 : gst-launch seg faults in gst_caps_free with no sink
  • 133800 : fixes for underquoted macros and automake 1.8.x
  • 133817 : add support for disc number tag
  • 134128 : typo in ./gstreamer/gst/gstclock.c
  • 134145 : pot-update not updated after file removal
  • 134583 : Race on gst_pad_link_free
  • 134816 : test -e in does not work on Solaris
  • 134841 : gst-inspect.c is defining GList *pads twice


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.


As mentioned there are some changes in API/ABI between the 0.6.x and 0.7.x releases. Many applications will probably be source compatible between 0.6.x. and 0.7.x however. Rhythmbox and Sound Juicer for instance work very well when compiled on 0.7.x. GStreamer Player does not work across releases however, so we will make a separate release of gst-player with the needed fixes for it to work with 0.7.x. This release contains the core fixes we were waiting for to port the player over so expect a gst-player release in the near future.

Contributors to this release

  • Thomas Vander Stichele
  • Andy Wingo
  • Julien Moutte
  • Benjamin Otte
  • David Schleef
  • Stefan Kost
  • Mattias Wadman

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