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Release notes for GStreamer 0.8.10 "No Fun"

The GStreamer team is happy to announce a new 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
  • Fixes for 64-bit platforms
  • Fixes for gcc 4
  • New translation added: Russian (Peter Astakhov)
  • Registry now uses libxml for faster startup

Bugs fixed in this release

  • 137485 : [strings] Please don't unnecessarily abbreviate in Gstrea...
  • 147782 : [build] When compiling, CPPFLAGS don't propagate to GTKDO...
  • 149791 : fdsrc w/o timeout can hang exiting threads
  • 159676 : [playbin] audible click after 3s of playback using playbin
  • 161991 : gst_init is slow
  • 164479 : [cli-tools] gst_parse_launch can't handle spaces
  • 164821 : [docs] GstLibraryError misses (proper) descriptions
  • 165354 : Tests failure report for gstreamer 0.8.8
  • 166073 : [threads] wrong error handling
  • 166250 : [PATCH] [queue] When two threads are connected with queue...
  • 166699 : Typo in gstreamer-0.8.9/tools/
  • 167701 : [PATCH, strings] Please do not split translatable strings...
  • 168493 : [API] gst_index_factory_new() doesn't increase refcount o...
  • 168659 : [build] Need to patch gst-element-check-0.8.m4 to check f...
  • 168703 : [API] Add gst_index_add_associationv() to gstindex.h
  • 169111 : [API] GstEvent NEED_RESPONSE flag
  • 169123 : [build] false dependence on libxml2 if registry is enabled
  • 169405 : [API] GST_TYPE_EVENT and gst_event_get_type unusable befo...
  • 169732 : gstreamer (element) does not build on cygwin
  • 170067 : Typefind leaks
  • 170464 : Bad variable's name mp3player in sample source code
  • 170499 : spider no decode some .mp3
  • 171400 : mmapsize property on gstfilesrc borked.
  • 172526 : gst-register fails on a lot of plugins on MacOSX
  • 300339 : assertion with gst_pad_relink_filtered
  • 300736 : Plug a bunch of leaks in the registry code
  • 300932 : [PATCH] add a GST_ELEMENT_WORK_IN_PLACE flag to gstelement
  • 301128 : cvs login command line is incorrect in PWG
  • 301313 : [decodebin] seek while reading (non-existant) ID3v2 tag d...
  • 301331 : gst_element_unlink only unlinks real pads

API changes

  • API additions
    • GST_EVENT_COMMON_FLAGS_NEED_RESPONSE has been added, to indicate whether a reply is expected to an upstream event
    • GST_TAG_LANGUAGE_CODE has been added
    • GstChildProxy, a new interface to uniformly access elements' children and their properties, has been added


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.


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.

Users of Flumotion on 64-bit systems need to upgrade to this release, as it contains an important bug fix needed for the TCP elements.

Users of Totem and Rhythmbox (development) having small pauses when playing MP3 files should also upgrade, as this is fixed in the queue element.

Contributors to this release

  • Benjamin Otte
  • David Schleef
  • Jamey Hicks
  • Jan Schmidt
  • Jean de Largentaye
  • Kjartan Maraas
  • Luca Ognibene
  • Maciej Katafiasz
  • Peter Astakhov
  • Phil Blundell
  • Ronald Bultje
  • Stefan Kost
  • Thomas Vander Stichele
  • Tim-Philipp Müller
  • Torsten Schoenfeld
  • Tristan van Berkom
  • Wim Taymans
  • Wouter Paesen
  • Zaheer Abbas Merali

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