[gst-devel] GStreamer status, 20 Sept 2005

Tim Müller t.i.m at zen.co.uk
Wed Sep 21 01:28:53 CEST 2005

On Tue, 2005-09-20 at 16:44 +0200, Andy Wingo wrote:


> In other changes, Stefan Kost checked in a patch to use GLib 2.8's
> atomic refcounting for GObject, which was something Wim pushed hard for
> in GLib's last development cycle. Of course, we still support the hacks
> that allow GStreamer to work reliably with GLib as old as 2.4, but you
> have to be careful when getting an object from GLib, as with
> g_value_get_object.

What's the reason again why we don't bite the bullet and require
GLib-2.8 from the start, which would be nice for other things as well?

It's not like people can't safely upgrade their GLib-2.x to 2.8 without
stuff breaking (on Linux at least), and we are already adding all kinds
of utility functions from newer glib versions and probably will add even
more (e.g. for #170777).


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