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Release notes for GStreamer Good Plugins 1.0.0
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The GStreamer project is pleased to announce the very first release of the
new API and ABI-stable 1.x series of the GStreamer multimedia framework.
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The 1.x series is a stable series targeted at end users. It is not API or ABI
compatible with the 0.10.x series. It can, however, be installed in parallel
with the 0.10.x series and will not affect an existing 0.10.x installation.
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Major improvements include: more flexible memory handling; extensible and
negotiable metadata for buffers; caps negotiation and renegotiation mechanisms,
decoupled from buffer allocation; improved caps renegotiation; automatic
re-sending of state for dynamic pipelines; reworked and more fine-grained pad
probing; simpler and more descriptive audio and video caps; more efficient
allocation of buffers, events and other mini objects; improved timestamp
handling; support for gobject-inspection-based language bindings; countless
other improvements.
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Most of these changes involve the GStreamer plugin API. The application API
has changed comparatively little, and most applications should be fairly easy
to port to the new API. There is a porting guide available.
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The GStreamer team would like to thank everyone who helped bring this release
about, whether by submitting patches, reporting bugs, testing, sponsoring
development, attending hackfests, or simply supplying moral support.
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This is the end of a long development process, but also the beginning of
one. This release does not mark the pinnacle of perfection, but the point
where the team is content with the API and stability and quality of the code
base in general, especially compared to the old 0.10 series.
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There will be bugs to fix, and starting from this release there will be
distinct bug-fixing and feature development cycles, with the goal of getting
bug-fixes out quicker and unencumbered by other more risky changes. See
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  http://gstreamer.freedesktop.org/wiki/ReleasePlanning/RoadMap
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for a tentative road map and possible schedule.
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=== Module
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"Such ingratitude.  After all the times I've saved your life."
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A collection of plugins you'd want to have right next to you on the
battlefield.  Shooting sharp and making no mistakes, these plugins have it
all: good looks, good code, and good licensing. Documented and dressed up
in tests. If you're looking for a role model to base your own plugin on,
here it is.
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If you find a plot hole or a badly lip-synced line of code in them,
let us know - it is a matter of honour for us to ensure Blondie doesn't look
like he's been walking 100 miles through the desert without water.

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This module contains a set of plugins that we consider to have good quality
code, correct functionality, our preferred license (LGPL for the plugin code,
LGPL or LGPL-compatible for the supporting library).
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We believe distributors can safely ship these plugins.
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People writing elements should base their code on these elements.
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Other modules containing plugins are:
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 gst-plugins-base : a basic set of well-supported plugins
 gst-plugins-ugly : a set of well-supported plugins, but might pose problems
                        for distributors
 gst-plugins-bad  : a set of less supported plugins that haven't passed the
                        rigorous quality testing we expect
 gst-libav        : a set of codecs plugins based on libav (formerly gst-ffmpeg)
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==== Download
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You can find source releases of gstreamer in the download directory:
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  http://gstreamer.freedesktop.org/src/gstreamer/
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==== GStreamer Homepage
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More details can be found on the project's website:

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  http://gstreamer.freedesktop.org/

==== Support and Bugs
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We use GNOME's bugzilla for bug reports and feature requests:
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  http://bugzilla.gnome.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=GStreamer
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  http://gstreamer.freedesktop.org/bugs/

==== Developers

GStreamer is stored in Git, hosted at git.freedesktop.org, and can be
cloned from there. Interested developers of the core library, plugins, and
applications should subscribe to the gstreamer-devel list and/or pop into
our #gstreamer IRC channel on Freenode.

==== Contributors to this release

  Alban Browaeys
  Aleix Conchillo Flaque
  Alessandro Decina
  Alexander Saprykin
  Alexey Fisher
  Andoni Morales Alastruey
  Andrej Gelenberg
  Antoine Tremblay
  Anton Belka
  Anton Novikov
  Arun Raghavan
  Bastien Nocera
  Branko Subasic
  Chris Pankow
  Christian Fredrik Kalager Schaller
  Daniela
  David Corvoysier
  David Schleef
  Dominique Leuenberger
  Edward Hervey
  Gary Ching-Pang Lin
  Hans de Goede
  Havard Graff
  Huacai Chen
  idc-dragon
  Jan Schmidt
  Javier Jardón
  Jayakrishnan M
  Jens Georg
  John Ogness
  Jonas Holmberg
  Josep Torra
  Leo Singer
  Luis de Bethencourt
  Marc Leeman
  Maria Giovanna Chiossa
  Mark Nauwelaerts
  Martin Ertsaas
  Mart Raudsepp
  Matej Knopp
  Mathias Hasselmann
  Matthias Clasen
  Michael Jones
  Michael Rubinstein
  Michael Smith
  Mohammed Sameer
  Nicola Murino
  Nicolas Dufresne
  Oleksij Rempel (Alexey Fisher)
  Olivier Crête
  Pascal Buhler
  Patricia Muscalu
  Peteris Krisjanis
  Peter Seiderer
  Philip Jägenstedt
  Philippe Normand
  Raimo Järvi
  Ralph Giles
  René Stadler
  Reynaldo H. Verdejo Pinochet
  Robert Swain
  Ross Burton
  Sebastian Dröge
  Sebastian Rasmussen
  Sjoerd Simons
  Sreerenj Balachandran
  Stefan Sauer
  Stig Sandnes
  Thiago Santos
  Thomas Vander Stichele
  Tim-Philipp Müller
  Tuukka Pasanen
  uraeus
  Víctor Manuel Jáquez Leal
  Vincent Penquerc'h
  Vincent Untz
  Wim Taymans
  Xavi Artigas
  Yaakov Selkowitz
  Youness Alaoui
  Руслан Ижбулатов