[gst-devel] GStreamer embedded mailing list proposal

Manish Rana manish.rana at gmail.com
Thu Feb 21 12:41:12 CET 2008

Dear All ,
  It will be really nice to have a Gstreamer mailing thread for Embedded, as
there are some problem that are faced only when you try it on some E-Device.
Also it will give more focused ideas to make Gstreamer better for and
Embedded device.

Manish Kumar

On Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 5:04 PM, Stefan Kost <ensonic at hora-obscura.de>

> Hi, Julien,
> Quoting Julien Moutte <julien at moutte.net>:
> >
> > Dear GStreamers,
> >
> > I have received requests and met a few people from the embedded world
> > and it is pleasing to know that they use and appreciate GStreamer.
> >
> > I was surprised, though, to discover that most of them have been
> > refactoring big chunks of the frame work to suit their needs and they
> > are not sharing their ideas with our community. I was even more
> > surprised to see that they sometimes have issues and questions about
> > GStreamer but they don't dare, or consider it off-topic, to mail the
> > -devel list about them.
> >
> > After some interesting discussion on IRC (yes we still do things first
> > on IRC before going to the list), I proposed to send that mail to raise
> > a discussion around that topic.
> >
> > A potential idea would be to create a dedicated list around the embedded
> > community and their GStreamer discussions. The goal there would be to
> > focus on embedded concerns and have a good communication channel between
> > companies, individuals and organizations around GStreamer's future.
> >
> > The risk here is that this could get the traffic on that list to a very
> > low level (if it is a subset of the current gst-devel traffic).  And
> > additionally it might be harder to get replies to questions if we expect
> > current hackers to pay attention to both lists. On the other hand,
> > embedded people might feel more involved and we could see some new faces
> > coming up on that list with interesting ideas, discussions.
> >
> > So if you are working on an embedded project together with GStreamer and
> > you feel that having a dedicated communication channel would help you
> > collaborate on the project please bring your points to that thread.
> >
> > Thanks for your attention.
> >
> > Best regards,
> >
> > Julien Moutte.
> >
> I would rather encourage the people interested on embedded to discuss
> these things on gst-devel. Mail-readers can handle threads (if people
> don't hijack those). A separate list would need that main developers
> follow this too. Having it all in one makes it probably easier to see
> what are the issues and help fixing.
> And after all, we don't have gst-audio-devel and gst-video-devel. Its
> not that much burden to delete/skip a thread if one is not interested
> about that matter.
> Stefan
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