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GStreamer 1.0 Is Coming; Here's The Plans

Free Software

Published on 14 June 2011 10:40 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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For those interested in GStreamer, the open-source multimedia framework commonly used by the GNOME desktop, is slowly working its way towards doing a 1.0 release.

As pointed out by Christian Schaller on his blog, a path has been laid leading to GStreamer 1.0. This is coming as Wim Taymans issued a second status update on GStreamer 0.11. The first GStreamer 0.11 release is expected this week and incorporates all of the features they've been talking about since last year's developers conference.
What's next
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Almost all of the features laid out in the GStreamer conference last year are now implemented. We also have quite a few new cool features that slipped in. Things are shaping up indeed.

The last big missing piece is the redesign of the caps fields for raw audio and video. We plan to finish that in the next weeks.

There are also a few smaller things we would like to do: use GstQuery for the various caps functions, do GstFlowReturn for the query/event functions, ...

Meanwhile we start the stabilisation phase and we will do a first prerelease of 0.11 this week to bring things to a wider audience. Now is the time to catch up and start porting your plugins to 0.11!

There is still a lot of work to be done to port plugins to 0.11 before we can release 1.0. I ask everyone again (and especially maintainers) to help us porting plugins, it's really a lot of work!

There's also the previous 0.11 status update for those interested. More information on the GStreamer 1.0 plans can be found on FreeDesktop.org.

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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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