[gst-devel] autoplug ranking for a better spider

Andy Wingo wingo at pobox.com
Thu May 30 07:17:03 CEST 2002

On Thu, 30 May 2002, Thomas Vander Stichele wrote:

> > Thoughts? Flames?

go for it ;)

> As a technical comment, I think it's a good start, but it would be even 
> better IMO if plugins were to suggest this number themselves, but the rank 
> would then be stored in the registry (preferably in a second subsection, 
> so that it wouldn't get overwritten between re-registers), so that they 
> could also be made user-adaptable.  Not that we will need it from the 
> start, but when we learn more and more how it works it might be a good 
> idea to have the possibility to do it and add api bits to even change this 
> on the fly.  For example, we could have a simple app that tries to choose 
> the best video and audio output plugin on your system and then puts these 
> ranks into the registry.

this is messy, bleagh. for the specifically mentioned case, sinks and
sources never get automatically plugged, you have to create them
yourself. stick with gconf, this is what it's made for.


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