[gst-announce] RELEASE: GStreamer Base Plug-ins 0.10.16 'Scheduled Interruption'

thaytan at noraisin.net thaytan at noraisin.net
Mon Jan 28 15:59:10 PST 2008

This mail announces the release of GStreamer Base Plug-ins 0.10.16 'Scheduled Interruption'.

GStreamer Base Plug-ins is a well-groomed and well-maintained collection of
GStreamer plug-ins and elements, spanning the range of possible types of
elements one would want to write for GStreamer.  It also contains helper
libraries and base classes useful for writing elements.
A wide range of video and audio decoders, encoders, and filters are included.

For more information, see http://gstreamer.freedesktop.org/modules/gst-plugins-base.html
To file bugs, go to http://bugzilla.gnome.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=GStreamer&component=gst-plugins-base
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Release notes for GStreamer Base Plug-ins 0.10.16 "Scheduled Interruption"

The GStreamer team is proud to announce a new release
in the 0.10.x stable series of the
GStreamer Base 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.

This module contains a set of reference plugins, base classes for other
plugins, and helper libraries.

This module is kept up-to-date together with the core developments.  Element
writers should look at the elements in this module as a reference for
their development.

This module contains elements for, among others:

  device plugins: x(v)imagesink, alsa, v4lsrc, cdparanoia
  containers: ogg
  codecs: vorbis, theora
  text: textoverlay, subparse
  sources: audiotestsrc, videotestsrc, gnomevfssrc
  network: tcp
  audio processing: audioconvert, adder, audiorate, audioscale, volume
  visualisation: libvisual
  video processing: ffmpegcolorspace
  aggregate elements: decodebin, playbin

Other modules containing plug-ins are:

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
      * Handle newer Theora granule-pos semantics
      * Introducing first alpha version playbin2 - the upcoming successor to playbin
      * Fixes in playbin handling of stream-switching
      * New API for uniform handling of raw-video format buffers.
      * Improvements for RTSP/RTP handling
      * RIFF lib additions for VC-1 and AVC1 fourccs
      * Many other bug-fixes and improvements

Bugs fixed in this release
      * 506132 : Review of changes in video/video.h
      * 320984 : [oggdemux] cannot handle multiple chains
      * 373011 : [playbin] throws error when switching off subtitles
      * 436756 : Intermittent crashes in Pidgin in audioclock g_type_class...
      * 462740 : [streamselector] patch to improve default stream selection
      * 486840 : [alsamixer] use _all variants when setting the mixer
      * 497964 : theoraenc test fails
      * 498228 : gst-plugins-base-0.10.15 does not compile on FreeBSD (Gen...
      * 499697 : Provide better pkg-config files
      * 502497 : [subparse] SubRip subtitles starting from 0 not recognised
      * 503440 : The control sockets used by gstrtspconnection.c are never...
      * 503930 : [cdda] warning: 'eos' may be used uninitialized in this f...
      * 506928 : [alsamixer] add " PCM " as master fall back for cards that ...
      * 508138 : [decodebin] does not error out if pad activation fails
      * 509762 : missing file in win32/MANIFEST
      * 511274 : gst_rtp_buffer_get_extension_data is returning FALSE when...
      * 496731 : [PATCH] xvimagesink leaks memory if initialization fails
      * 496761 : [PATCH] RTSP message leaks memory when uninitialized
      * 500763 : SIGSEGV while playing ogg audio file

API changed in this release
- API additions:
* New GstVideoFormat API and helper functions in libgstvideo
* gst_base_audio_sink_set_provide_clock()
* gst_base_audio_sink_get_provide_clock()
* gst_base_audio_sink_set_slave_method()
* gst_base_audio_sink_get_slave_method()
* gst_base_audio_src_set_provide_clock()
* gst_base_audio_src_get_provide_clock()


You can find source releases of gst-plugins-base in the download directory:

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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.

Contributors to this release
      * Bastien Nocera
      * David Schleef
      * Edward Hervey
      * Jan Schmidt
      * Jerone Young
      * Joe Peterson
      * Julien MOUTTE
      * Julien Moutte
      * Michael Smith
      * Peter Kjellerstedt
      * Robin Stocker
      * Sebastian Dröge
      * Sebastien Moutte
      * Stefan Kost
      * Thijs Vermeir
      * Tim-Philipp Müller
      * Tommi Myöhänen
      * Wim Taymans

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