[gst-devel] RELEASE: GStreamer 0.10.22 'I heard a disturbing sound'

thaytan at noraisin.net thaytan at noraisin.net
Tue Jan 20 00:59:13 CET 2009

This mail announces the release of GStreamer 0.10.22 'I heard a disturbing sound'.

GStreamer is a streaming media framework that allows the construction of
graphs of elements which operate on media data.
Applications using this library can do anything from real-time sound processing
over playing video to capturing audio, video, and even other types of media
Its architecture allows for adding new data types or processing capabilities
simply by installing new plug-ins.
GStreamer is the core module, containing libraries, headers, the basic object
hierarchy, and a set of media-agnostic core elements.
For more information, see http://gstreamer.freedesktop.org/modules/gstreamer.html
To file bugs, go to http://bugzilla.gnome.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=GStreamer&component=gstreamer+%28core%29
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Release notes for GStreamer 0.10.22 "I heard a disturbing sound"

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 enhancements.

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
contains a set of less supported plug-ins that haven't passed the
    rigorous quality testing we expect


Features of this release
      * GstController improvements
      * Extensions to the latency setting behaviours
      * Ability for plugins to register dependencies to trigger re-scanning
      * Optimisations in some common operations on caps and values and elsewhere
      * Add sequence numbers to events so dependent events can be associated with the event that caused them
      * New macros for reading and writing float values
      * Many improvements in the basesink base class
      * Support non-default main contexts for GstBus watches
      * Improvements in pull-mode scheduling of sinks
      * Fixes for alignment issues on sparc
      * Ghost pad fixes
      * New bit-reader assistance API
      * Many other bug fixes and improvements

Bugs fixed in this release
      * 567002 : --gst-disable-registry-update also skips registry creation
      * 350477 : [Registry] Provide a way for plugins to delegate the 'cha...
      * 510354 : post GST_MESSAGE_STRUCTURE_CHANGE when linking and unlink...
      * 526044 : Crash if there is more than one watcher for a GstBus
      * 539108 : gst_ghost_pad_new() does more than call g_object_new()
      * 544003 : [parse] Links to wrong pad if no padtemplate name is given
      * 544293 : rtspsrc / gstpoll regression
      * 545714 : GST_READ_UINT_* and GST_WRITE_UINT_* are not always safe ...
      * 548786 : [win32] search for plugins based on location of DLL
      * 551676 : Small Memleak fix in gst_pad_link_check_compatible_unlocked
      * 552778 : add free_func in gstbuffer instances
      * 553554 : [base] Add a generic bit reader
      * 553874 : query_position broken during seek
      * 555196 : Move floating point endian conversion macros into core
      * 555307 : Need to push latency event into the pipeline
      * 555631 : Banshee crashes; gstreamer GST_CAPS GST_IS_CAPS warnings
      * 556091 : libtool-2.2 and old gettext don't mix
      * 556900 : a copy & paste bug in helloworld example
      * 557154 : Allow totem to run without write-access to home directory
      * 557300 : libgstnet needs to link against $(WIN32_LIBS)
      * 557438 : Gstreamer crashes when Banshee supposed to change track
      * 557649 : GstBaseTransform can cause ivalid memory references
      * 559250 : segments need identifiers.
      * 560301 : Add --plugin to gst-inspect
      * 560360 : Excessive statting when reading binary cache
      * 560399 : Unnecessary CRC checksum for binary registry cache
      * 560442 : GNOME Goal: Remove deprecated GLib symbols
      * 561501 : g_type_class_ref without unref
      * 562170 : GstBus watch doesn't work with non-default main context
      * 562949 : [API] Add an URI query type for querying the source/sink URI
      * 564863 : Caps are not propagated from a ghostpad's target to the g...
      * 567225 : volatile gonce_data in BOILERPLATE not initialized to 0
      * 566393 : [deadlock] Setting index on a pipeline

API changed in this release
- API additions:
* Add bit reader and byte reader classes.
* gst_message_new_structure_change()
* gst_message_parse_structure_change()
* GstBaseSrc::gst_base_src_set_blocksize()
* GstBaseSrc::gst_base_src_get_blocksize()
* GstBaseSink::gst_base_sink_set_blocksize()
* GstBaseSink::gst_base_sink_get_blocksize()
* GstBaseSink::blocksize
* GstBaseSink::gst_base_sink_do_preroll()
* Add gst_byte_reader_get_data and gst_byte_reader_peek_data
* Move float endianness conversion macros from libgstfloatcast to core
* gst_util_seqnum_next, gst_util_seqnum_compare
* gst_event_get_seqnum, gst_event_set_seqnum
* gst_message_get_seqnum, gst_message_set_seqnum
* gst_bin_recalculate_latency()
* GstBin::do-latency
* gst_tag_setter_reset_tags()
* gst_query_new_uri, gst_query_set_uri, gst_query_parse_uri
* add gst_plugin_add_dependency()
* add gst_plugin_add_dependency_simple()


You can find source releases of gstreamer in the download directory:

GStreamer Homepage

More details can be found on the project's website:

Support and Bugs

We use GNOME's bugzilla for bug reports and feature requests:


CVS is hosted on cvs.freedesktop.org.
All code is in CVS and can be checked out from there.
Interested developers of the core library, plug-ins, and applications should
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will create more lists as necessary.


Applications ported to GStreamer 0.10 include Totem, RhythmBox, Sound-Juicer,
Gnome Media, Flumotion, Amarok, Jamboree, Pitivi, Istanbul, AnnoAmp, Elisa, and others.
Let us know if you want to be added to this list.

Contributors to this release
      * Alessandro Decina
      * Andrew Feren
      * Andy Wingo
      * Antoine Tremblay
      * Cygwin Ports maintainer
      * David Schleef
      * Dig Ge
      * Edward Hervey
      * Jan Schmidt
      * Jan Schmidt - Sun Microsystems
      * Jonas Holmberg
      * Michael Smith
      * Olivier Crete
      * Peter Kjellerstedt
      * Sebastian Dröge
      * Simon Holm Thøgersen
      * Stefan Kost
      * Thijs Vermeir
      * Thomas Vander Stichele
      * Tim-Philipp Müller
      * Wim Taymans
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