[gst-announce] Release notes for GStreamer gst-plugins-bad 0.10.1 "Slimy - yet satisfying"
thaytan at noraisin.net
Mon Feb 20 12:49:01 PST 2006
GStreamer: Release notes for GStreamer Bad Plug-ins 0.10.1 "Slimy - yet
The GStreamer team is proud to announce a new release
in the 0.10.x stable series of the GStreamer Bad Plug-ins.
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.
"That an accusation?"
No perfectly groomed moustache or any amount of fine clothing is going
to cover up the truth - these plug-ins are Bad with a capital B.
They look fine on the outside, and might even appear to get the job
done, but at the end of the day they're a black sheep. Without a
golden-haired angel to watch over them, they'll probably land in an
unmarked grave at the final showdown.
Don't bug us about their quality - exercise your Free Software rights,
patch up the offender and send us the patch on the fastest steed you can
steal from the Confederates. Because you see, in this world, there's two
kinds of people, my friend: those with loaded guns and those who dig.
This module contains a set of plug-ins that aren't up to par compared to
the rest. They might be close to being good quality, but they're
missing something - be it a good code review, some documentation, a set
of tests, a real live maintainer, or some actual wide use. If the
blanks are filled in they might be upgraded to become part of either
gst-plugins-good or gst-plugins-ugly, depending on the other factors.
If the plug-ins break, you can't complain - instead, you can fix the
problem and send us a patch, or bribe someone into fixing them for you.
New contributors can start here for things to work on.
Other modules containing plug-ins are:
gst-plugins-base contains a basic set of well-supported plug-ins
gst-plugins-good contains a set of well-supported plug-ins under our
gst-plugins-ugly contains a set of well-supported plug-ins, but might
pose problems for distributors
Features of this release
* Parallel installability with 0.8.x series
* Threadsafe design and API
* Lots of fixes for the QT/MOV demuxer, including
restoring the ability to play web streams, and more
* AAC decoder fixes
* MMS source fixes
* DirectFB plugin updated
* New plugins ported to 0.10: swfdec, XVid, dtsdec, glimagesink
* New libneon based http source filter
* APE tag reader moved to gst-plugins-good module
Bugs fixed in this release
* 303167 : Add bzip2 support
* 322973 : [wavpack] erroneous sampling rates range
* 326524 : Support for Indeo 3-encoded QuickTime files
* 327133 : [qtdemux] QuickTime with 8-bit audio
* 328854 : AAC+ stream not working with FAAD plugin
* 330089 : [bz2] Wrong mimetype and no typefinding
* 331302 : bz2 plugin source files lack copyright notices
* 331543 : crash on iTunes MPEG v4 AAC-LC files
* 331582 : [qtdemux] protect log statement against invalid memory
You can find source releases of gst-plugins-bad in the download
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 subscribe to the gstreamer-devel list. If there is sufficient
interest we will create more lists as necessary.
Contributors to this release
* Andy Wingo
* Christian Schaller
* David Schleef
* Edgard Lima
* Edward Hervey
* Fabrizio Gennari
* Jan Schmidt
* Julien MOUTTE
* Lutz Mueller
* Sebastien Moutte
* Stefan Kost
* Thomas Vander Stichele
* Tim-Philipp Müller
* Wim Taymans
Jan Schmidt thaytan at noraisin.net
<stibbons> Yeah. The whole climax thing would make much more sense
if I'd paid attention.
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