[gst-devel] plugins cleanup

Ronald Bultje rbultje at ronald.bitfreak.net
Mon Jun 23 11:40:23 CEST 2003

Hey Benjamin (also David),

On Mon, 2003-06-23 at 02:22, Benjamin Otte wrote:
> Please do only remove plugins that are non-working and unmaintained.
> Hermes works (and even is maintained, no?), modplug supports features
> mikmod doesn't and probably can't with the sorry state of libmikmod
> (seeking and multiple elements come to mind) and I'd guess mjpeg supports
> stuff jpeg doesn't support, too (though I have no idea in that area).

For the mjpegtools-plugins specifically, the problem is that we
basically wrap some code that is the same as jpegdec/jpegenc, except
that it actually links against a MMX'ified libjpeg. I'd rather link
against the MMX'ified libjpeg directly.

For hermes/modplug, ok, let's keep them around for a while longer. I
think we agree, though, that in the end, we'd like to replace them with
our favourites. As David said, let's work towards obsoleting them, while
not yet removing them directly.

As for xmms, avifile, openquicktime, mono2stereo+rev, int2float+rev,
vgavideosink, aviaudioencoder, videosink, can I remove these? Keep in
mind that the code will stay there in CVS, it just won't show up in your
latest checkout.

As for monkeyaudio (I said monkeymedia, that was a typo), I'll keep it
around a while longer, but we seriously need to fix the licensing stuff
there, and move the actual lib to gst-libs/ext/. All code in our CVS of
gst-plugins is supposed to be LGPL.


Ronald Bultje <rbultje at ronald.bitfreak.net>

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