[gst-devel] [RFC][PATCH] GStreamer multilib support

Colin Walters walters at redhat.com
Thu Nov 11 11:07:04 CET 2004

On Thu, 2004-11-11 at 10:12 +0100, Thomas Vander Stichele wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-11-10 at 11:31 -0500, Colin Walters wrote:
> > Ok, no controversy here, so I just opened a bug:
> Heh, clever tactic Colin :)


> FWIW - there are already base gst-register and gst-launch and friends
> that are glib-only frontends for the versioned ones.  This is so the
> tools don't have to change across parallel installable versions and thus
> the manual and FAQ don't end up being more confusing than they really
> are.

Right, I agree it's confusing, which is why I want to get this change
upstream so that Fedora users will be able to cut n' paste commands from
documentation or IRC, etc.

> So, the patch should at the very least look at these tools, and use the
> same mechanism to determine lib-ism and then use the correct version of
> everything.

Hm, I'm not sure what you mean.  How would say gst-launch know whether
you want to use your 32 bit plugins or your 64 bit plugins?

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