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GStreamer Conference 2012: ALSA, OpenGL, Wayland

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Published on 29 August 2012 06:42 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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The annual GStreamer Conference ended yesterday. Here's a summary of the Phoronix coverage from this multimedia event that also included sessions about Wayland, OpenGL/Mesa, Intel and Valve collaborating, and other interesting topics.

Here's links to the Phoronix coverage from the two-day event that happened in San Diego:

- GStreamer 1.0 Is Looking To Finally Be Released Soon: The big "1.0 release" of GStreamer is coming soon, possibly before GNOME 3.6.

- Video 4 Linux 2 (V4L2) Continues With New Features: Lots of good stuff is happening within the Linux kernel's V4L2 sub-system.

- GStreamer 0.10 Is Dead, But 1.0 Has Lots Of Good Stuff: GStreamer 1.0 packs tons of new features for the multimedia framework/library while the current GStreamer 0.10 stable series is basically at an end.

- TI Shows Off Impressive, Experimental Wayland Demo: Wayland with the Weston compositor and shell running on low-powered ARM hardware thanks to shader improvements. Video playback also works.

GStreamer Conference 2012: ALSA, OpenGL, Wayland

- Extending DRI2 For Video Handling Still Desired: DRI2Video may still come, if Wayland adoption doesn't explode too soon. DRI2Video basically builds upon X-Video and DRI2 to offer better and more efficient video playback capabilities.

- Wayland 1.0 Coming "In A Month Or Two": Lots of exciting stuff happening in the Wayland camp!

- Intel Aims To Hit On Performance, Plans LLVM Compiler: Intel has some ambitious plans to speed up their Intel Mesa graphics driver as well as improving the open-source OpenGL support under Linux.

- Valve Finds Value In Open-Source Drivers; L4D2 Running On Mesa: Enough said, read the article!

- ALSA: Audio Compression Offloading, Power Savings: Lots of good stuff is happening within the Linux kernel for new audio driver features and capabilities.

- Tear-Free, Hardware-Accelerated Video On Wayland: VA-API now works on Wayland with Intel hardware.

If you appreciated this GStreamer Conference, plus forthcoming LinuxCon coverage, please subscribe to Phoronix Premium to support this work plus to allow for future event coverage. This coverage, plus the normal Linux news still being covered on Phoronix this week, generally leading to 10+ articles per day is single-handedly authored by me. Phoronix Premium provides you with viewing entire articles on a single page as well as seeing no site ads. PayPal tips are also appreciated as well as Flattr. Other random bits from the Linux events in San Diego this week are also covered on Twitter.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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