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Release notes for GStreamer 0.8.9 "Like Eating Glass"

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
  • Probe fixes
  • Thread and queue fixes fixes
  • Documentation updates
  • New translation added: Vietnamese (Clytie Siddall)
  • Important GstBin state change fix - see #166371 if you subclass

Bugs fixed in this release

  • 94464 : [threads] gst_scheduler_add_scheduler() doesn't ref passe...
  • 123775 : [PATCH] [api] setting state on element should force highe...
  • 142588 : [threads] if all elements have been removed from a bin, s...
  • 150546 : [api] Error for calling gst_pad_push in a get function is...
  • 162276 : [build] gstregistry.h and gstxmlregistry.c don't build wi...
  • 163234 : [PATCH] plugin loading isn't thread-safe
  • 163383 : [PATCH] ogm plugins won't register
  • 163801 : [PATCH] mem leak in xml registry loading
  • 164062 : [PATCH] tee capsnego is broken
  • 164261 : [PATCH] GST parsing doesn't recognise urls without a file...
  • 165272 : [PATCH] Problem compiling gstreamer 0.8.8
  • 165365 : [PATCH] gst_string_wrap() segfaults on NULL strings
  • 165922 : add locking in opt
  • 166269 : Typo in current .po file msgid string
  • 166362 : data discarded by probes is leaked
  • 166371 : GstBin derived classes not notified of state change

Download

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 git.freedesktop.org .

Homepage

The project's website is https://gstreamer.freedesktop.org.

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.

Developers

Git is hosted on git.freedesktop.org. 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

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
  • Clytie Siddall
  • David Schleef
  • Edward Hervey
  • Jan Schmidt
  • Luca Ognibene
  • Ronald Bultje
  • Sebastien Cote
  • Stefan Kost
  • Stephane Loeuillet
  • Stephane Wirtel
  • Thomas Vander Stichele
  • Tim-Philipp Müller
  • Vincent Torri
  • Wim Taymans

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