[gst-devel] RELEASE: GStreamer Bad Plug-ins 0.10.15 'Ending the war'
thaytan at noraisin.net
Wed Oct 21 18:19:35 CEST 2009
This mail announces the release of GStreamer Bad Plug-ins 0.10.15 'Ending the war'.
GStreamer Bad Plug-ins is a set of plug-ins that aren't up to par compared to
the rest. They might be close to being good quality, but they're missing
something - be it a good code review, some documentation, a set of tests, a
real live maintainer, or some actual wide use.
For more information, see http://gstreamer.freedesktop.org/modules/gst-plugins-bad.html
To file bugs, go to http://bugzilla.gnome.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=GStreamer&component=gst-plugins-bad
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Release notes for GStreamer Bad Plug-insÂ 0.10.15 "Ending the war"
The GStreamer team is proud to announce a new release
in the 0.10.x stable series of the
GStreamer Bad Plug-ins.
The 0.10.x series is a stable series targeted at end users.
It is not API or ABI compatible with the stable 0.8.x series.
It is, however, parallel installable with the 0.8.x series.
"That an accusation?"
No perfectly groomed moustache or any amount of fine clothing is going to
cover up the truth - these plug-ins are Bad with a capital B.
They look fine on the outside, and might even appear to get the job done, but
at the end of the day they're a black sheep. Without a golden-haired angel
to watch over them, they'll probably land in an unmarked grave at the final
Don't bug us about their quality - exercise your Free Software rights,
patch up the offender and send us the patch on the fastest steed you can
steal from the Confederates. Because you see, in this world, there's two
kinds of people, my friend: those with loaded guns and those who dig.
This module contains a set of plug-ins that aren't up to par compared to the
rest. They might be close to being good quality, but they're missing something
- be it a good code review, some documentation, a set of tests, a real live
maintainer, or some actual wide use. If the blanks are filled in they might be
upgraded to become part of either gst-plugins-good or gst-plugins-ugly,
depending on the other factors.
If the plug-ins break, you can't complain - instead, you can fix the
problem and send us a patch, or bribe someone into fixing them for you.
New contributors can start here for things to work on.
Other modules containing plug-ins are:
contains a basic set of well-supported plug-ins
contains a set of well-supported plug-ins under our preferred license
contains a set of well-supported plug-ins, but might pose problems for
Features of this release
* Add barcode scanner plugin using the zbar library
* Improvements to camerabin
* Support audio-track format switching in DVD
* Improve parsing and display of PGS subpictures
* Add Cog plugin
* Add LV2 plugin support
* Improve VDPAU plugin. Add post-processing support
* Add videomeasure plugin
* Improve Siren codec
* Improved Directshow capture element
* Add EAC3 mapping in MPEG-TS playback
* Improve AAC encoding
* Improved MIDI file playback
* Improve H-264 parsing
* Add MPEG-PS muxer
* Add PNM encoder and decoder
* Add SVG decoder
* Update GLib dependency to GLib 2.16
* Various other bug fixes and improvements (see ChangeLog)
Bugs fixed in this release
* 303975 : Add tar support
* 519001 : [wildmidi] Doesn't handle seeking correctly
* 575261 : Do not use the outdated Debian/Ubuntu libass libraries!
* 583901 : aacparse fails for remuxing
* 589609 : [PATCH] fix dvdspu crash when subtitles do not fit the incoming video
* 593348 : faac encoder produces first buffer with wrong duration
* 593625 : Broken Compilation, missing files with latest commits in git repository
* 593683 : Typo in variable name for libraries to link against
* 593864 : pcapparse: Set the GStreamer timestamp according to the pcap timestamps
* 594030 : [mpegtsdemux] Support for AC3/EAC3 not 100% correct
* 594277 : Make the default segment of outputselector TIME instead of UNDEFINED
* 594278 : dshowvideosink: remove unused variable
* 594279 : dshowsrcwrapper: use tchar macro for string literals
* 594321 : Videomeasure plugin
* 594382 : assrender: Fix compilation with libass = 0.9.6
* 594489 : broken compilation for mpegdemux
* 594715 : libgstsignalprocessor install issues
* 594812 : [mpegpsdemux] Seeking broken for MPEG PS cut from VOB file
* 595215 : PNM encoder doesn't support ASCII encoding
* 595409 : PNM decoder can't decode ASCII encoded files.
* 596285 : gstvideomeasure crashes at the end of some streams
* 596743 : qtmux: fix flags_as_uint to flags
* 598139 : faad element leaks itself.
* 598263 : refcount leak in resindvd
* 598274 : dtsdec leaks input buffers
* 598369 : Properly detect pre-releases
* 598733 : id3mux doesn't write image to APIC tag
* 582779 : [resindvd] Add support for other audio codecs than ac3
* 595700 : PNM decoder doesn't handle ASCII encoded pnm data split over several buffers
You can find source releases of gst-plugins-bad in the download directory:
More details can be found on the project's website:
Support and Bugs
We use GNOME's bugzilla for bug reports and feature requests:
GStreamer is stored in Git, hosted at git.freedesktop.org, and can be cloned from there.
Interested developers of the core library, plug-ins, and applications should
subscribe to the gstreamer-devel list. If there is sufficient interest we
will create more lists as necessary.
Contributors to this release
* Alessandro Decina
* Carl-Anton Ingmarsson
* Christian Schaller
* Dave Robillard
* David Schleef
* Edward Hervey
* Havard Graff
* Jan Schmidt
* Josep Torra
* Julien Isorce
* Lasse Laukkanen
* Lin Yang
* Lutz Mueller
* Marc-AndrÃ© Lureau
* Mark Nauwelaerts
* Michael Smith
* Olivier CrÃªte
* Peter Christoffersen
* Peter Kjellerstedt
* RenÃ© Stadler
* Sebastian DrÃ¶ge
* Sebastian PÃ¶lsterl
* Stefan Kost
* Tim-Philipp MÃ¼ller
* Tommi MyÃ¶hÃ¤nen
* Vincent Penquerc'h
* Wim Taymans
* Zaheer Abbas Merali
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