Commit c3e904b4 authored by Tim-Philipp Müller's avatar Tim-Philipp Müller

README: flesh out a bit more to get people unfamiliar with autotools started

parent ea7b7276
This CVS module contains template code for possible GStreamer projects.
This git module contains template code for possible GStreamer projects.
gst-app
basic autotools layout for writing a GStreamer-based application.
......@@ -14,6 +14,32 @@ recommend the use of the LGPL [2] license for applications and plugins,
given the minefield of patents the multimedia is nowadays. See our website
for details [3].
Build each module like this:
cd gst-plugin
./autogen.sh
make
Modify gst-plugin/src/Makefile.am to add or remove source files to build or
add additional dependencies or compiler flags or change the name of the
plugin file to be installed. Run ./autoregen.sh if changes don't take effect
automatically on 'make'.
Modify gst-plugin/configure.ac to check for additional library dependencies
or other features needed by your plugin. Run ./autoregen.sh if changes don't
take effect automatically on 'make'.
Once the plugin is built you can either install it with 'sudo make install'
(however, this will by default go into the /usr/local prefix where it won't
be picked up by a GStreamer installed from packages, so you would need to
set the GST_PLUGIN_PATH environment variable to include or point to
/usr/local/lib/gstreamer-0.10/ for your plugin to be found by a from-package
GStreamer). Alternatively, you will find your plugin binary in
gst-plugins/src/.libs/ as libgstplugin.so or similar (the extension may vary),
so you can also set the GST_PLUGIN_PATH environmen variable to the
gst-plugins/src/.libs/ directory (best to specify an absolute path though).
[1] http://www.opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php or COPYING.MIT
[2] http://www.opensource.org/licenses/lgpl-license.php or COPYING.LIB
[3] http://gstreamer.freedesktop.org/documentation/licensing.html
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