[gst-devel] release

Benjamin Otte in7y118 at public.uni-hamburg.de
Sun May 23 07:54:05 CEST 2004

On Sun, 23 May 2004, Thomas Vander Stichele wrote:

> On Sun, 2004-05-23 at 14:49, Benjamin Otte wrote:
> > On Wed, 19 May 2004, Thomas Vander Stichele wrote:
> >
> > > I hope to start rolling a core release tomorrow, to be followed up with
> > > plugins/ffmpeg over the weekend/monday.  I want to start moving to
> > > independent release cycles as of this release.
> > >
> > I think moving to independent releases is a bad idea. As is releasing
> > core/plugins independently.
> They're the same thing.
I meant "as is releasing independently right now."

> We already discussed this; GStreamer core is supposedly API/ABI stable
> in 0.8.x series, and one way to test it is to actually release them
> independently.
Yes, this nicely makes us aware of all the bugs in the plugins we exposed
during the last cycle. And we added features to the core that exposed
bugs. I think the biggest ones are:
- alsasink doesn't handle disconts without timestamps correctly, so there
might be rare cases where you get ugly pauses or lots of skipping.
- id3demux/id3tag doesn't work at all with the new dicont-on-connect. I
think it just errors out and doesn't play (certain/all ?) files.
- the core simplifies caps. There's a bug in matroskademux that makes
storing them in the registry and then loading those again not work. I
think that'll cause matroska to not work.
- switch used internal data structures illegally that are not exposed
anymore in 0.8.2. So switch will never load.

There's certainly more bugs, have fun discovering them.


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