The future of the GStreamer Java bindings?

Davide Perini perini.davide at
Fri Feb 24 07:48:43 UTC 2023

It's very sad to see this message from Neil but I completely understand it.

I think that the Java bindings for GStreamer is an important part of 
without this binding, GStreamer is not as interesting as it is currently.

I think that GStreamer's devs should think on this message and start 
putting some
effort in the binding.
It could even be useful to brake slightly with the development of 
GStreamer to make room for the bindings.

I hope that GStreamer's devs will chime in with some ideas.

Kind regards,

Il 21/02/2023 19:58, Neil C Smith via gstreamer-devel ha scritto:
> Hi All,
> I'd like to start a conversation on the future of the Java bindings
> for GStreamer, gst1-java-core [1] and related projects. I've not been
> able to put much time into the bindings recently. And despite seeing
> an increasing number of commercial users of the library, none of
> Codelerity's commercial work over the last 18 months has been
> GStreamer related. That situation is not sustainable for me! At least
> while I remain the sole maintainer, and primary developer and source
> of support. Simply put, I cannot afford to invest for free, at least
> alone, the level of time that is required to make necessary updates to
> the library to meet changes in both Java and GStreamer.
> I was one of the maintainers of the GStreamer 0.10 bindings for Java,
> and started the GStreamer 1.x supporting fork in 2015 to meet some
> personal project needs. I made the project openly available, but never
> intended to stay its sole maintainer. Despite many valued
> contributions from others over the years, no-one with the necessary
> knowledge has volunteered to help on an ongoing basis with development
> and maintenance - even with some heavy hinting at times!
> Unfortunately, if we cannot find a sustainable way forward, then we
> just might have to accept that it's time to call it a day on these
> bindings. That would be a shame!
> [1]
> Thanks for any input you have!
> With best wishes,
> Neil

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