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Release notes for GStreamer 0.8.0 "Executive Slacks"

The GStreamer team is happy to announce the first release in the 0.8.x stable series of the GStreamer streaming-media framework.

The 0.8.x series is a stable series aimed at end users. It is not API or ABI compatible with the stable 0.6.x series. It is, however, parallel installable with the 0.6.x series.

This module only contains core functionality. For actual media playback, you will need other modules. GStreamer Plug-ins contains a huge set of additional plugins. GStreamer FFmpeg contains a plugin based on the popular FFmpeg decoding library. These modules need not have the same source version as the core, as long as they are in the 0.8.x series.

Features of this release

  • Parallel installability with 0.6.x series
  • Internationalization
  • Dutch, French and Serbian translations
  • Reworked capabilities and negotiation subsystem
  • Reworked tagging subsystem
  • Reworked interactivity subsystem (for DVD playback)
  • Consistent error and debug signaling
  • Dynamic debug logging
  • Portability fixes
  • Binding support fixes
  • ChangeLog use
  • Coding style consistency

Bugs fixed in this release

  • 133653 : need to settle on coding style using indent and use it befor
  • 136683 : Add padding to GstCaps [ABI change]


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 already ported to use GStreamer 0.8.x include the GNOME desktop components like gnome-media and nautilus-media, as well as other GNOME applications including sound-juicer, totem and RhythmBox.

Contributors to this release

  • Andy Wingo
  • Benjamin Otte
  • Brian Cameron
  • Christian Schaller
  • Christophe Fergeau
  • Colin Walters
  • Danilo Segan
  • David I. Lehn
  • David Schleef
  • Iain Holmes
  • Jan Schmidt
  • Jérémy Simon
  • Johan Dahlin
  • Jon Trowbridge
  • Julien Moutte
  • Laurent Vivier
  • Leif Morgan Johnson
  • Mattias Wadman
  • Ronald Bultje
  • Stefan Kost
  • Thomas Vander Stichele

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