[gst-devel] Bumping the GLib requirement to GLib-2.12?

Sebastian Dröge slomo at circular-chaos.org
Fri Dec 14 17:58:05 CET 2007

Am Freitag, den 14.12.2007, 11:04 +0000 schrieb Tim Müller:
> Hi,
> currently GStreamer requires only GLib 2.8, which was released in
> mid-2005.
> I think it would be nice if we could bump our GLib requirement to
> something slightly more current so we can make use of all the new APIs
> that were added in the last two years.
> My suggestion is to bump the requirement to GLib 2.12, which was
> released in mid-2006.
> This requirement would be met by ubuntu edgy/feisty/gutsy, debian
> stable/testing/sid and Fedora Core 6 upwards, and seems to me like a
> good compromise between bleeding edge and completely outdated.
> What do people think? Any objections?

Sounds like a very good idea, this way we can also use the slice
allocator in more places without hacks like in gstcaps.c and there are
probably a few places where it will improve performance quite a bit.

What other new API do you have in mind that might be nice to use in Gst?
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