source elements and plugins

Tim Müller tim at
Wed Nov 15 15:20:56 UTC 2017

On Wed, 2017-11-15 at 14:58 +0000, Russel Winder wrote:

Hi Russel,

> I am planning creating a DAB source for GStreamer. Actually though
> this is likely to be two:
> 1. one having no dependencies but Linux only.
> 2. one dependent on a library and some transitive libraries.
> Would these two source elements be expected to be in separate
> plugins?

"It depends". Is the source element generally useful without the
elements that would need that library?

If yes, it could make sense to have separate plugins.

If not, then it probably makes sense for them to both live in the same


Tim Müller, Centricular Ltd -

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