[gst-announce] Release notes for GStreamer 0.8.10 "No Fun"

Christian Fredrik Kalager Schaller uraeus at linuxrising.org
Tue May 3 11:18:18 PDT 2005

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 Plugins 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
      * 147782 : [build] When compiling, CPPFLAGS don't propagate to
      * 149791 : fdsrc w/o timeout can hang exiting threads
      * 159676 : [playbin] audible click after 3s of playback using
      * 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
      * 166699 : Typo in gstreamer-0.8.9/tools/gst-launch.1.in
      * 167701 : [PATCH, strings] Please do not split translatable
      * 168493 : [API] gst_index_factory_new() doesn't increase refcount
      * 168659 : [build] Need to patch gst-element-check-0.8.m4 to check
      * 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
      * 169405 : [API] GST_TYPE_EVENT and gst_event_get_type unusable
      * 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
      * 301128 : cvs login command line is incorrect in PWG
      * 301313 : [decodebin] seek while reading (non-existant) ID3v2 tag
      * 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
              * GST_TAG_LANGUAGE_CODE has been added
              * GstChildProxy, a new interface to uniformly access
                elements' children and their properties, has been added
  * API depreciations 
              * gst_buffer_set_data was deprecated
You can find source releases of gstreamer in the gstreamer download
directory: http://gstreamer.freedesktop.org/src/gstreamer/
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. You can browse the gstreamer

All code is in CVS and can be checked out from there. Interested
developers of the core library, plug-ins, and applications should
subscribe to the gstreamer-devel list. If there is sufficient interest
we will create more lists as necessary. 
Applications using GStreamer 0.8.x include the GNOME desktop components
like gnome-media as well as other GNOME applications including
sound-juicer, totem and rhythmbox. It also includes the popular KDE
amaroK music player.

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

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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