[gst-devel] Re: controlling gst-launch

Ronald Bultje rbultje at ronald.bitfreak.net
Wed Aug 20 11:21:13 CEST 2003

Hey Joshua,

On Tue, 2003-08-19 at 07:51, Joshua N Pritikin wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 18, 2003 at 10:44:07PM -0700, Ronald Bultje wrote:
> > Add SIGUSR1/SIGUSR2 as play/stop signals. Also add these to the
> > documentation. Fixes #120065
> > 
> > Modified files:
> >     tools           : gst-launch.1.in gst-launch.c
> I guess this is better than nothing, but I would prefer the
> ability to type "stop" or "start" on STDIN.  It isn't very
> difficult to watch STDIN asyncronously for commands and it
> is a lot cleaner than using signals.

Well, I didn't want it at all, but some people do... I don't care. Imo,
if you want these things, create a nice GUI to do it, like gst-editor or
so. I'm not the "make command line tools as powerful as possible" kinda
guy, I prefer GUIs. ;).

You're free to hack on it if you have better alternatives and know how
to code it. I'd suggest not to do this, though. I don't see how it
solves anything apart from making gst-launch a bigger (!= better)
testing tool.


Ronald Bultje <rbultje at ronald.bitfreak.net>

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