Gstreamer version to use in 12.10?

Luke Yelavich themuso at
Mon Jul 23 23:18:40 UTC 2012

On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 09:53:38PM EST, Sebastien Bacher wrote:
> Hey everyone,
> GNOME said they would try to update their code to use gstreamer 1.0 in 3.6:
> I think there is a couple of issues there:
> - GNOME doesn't give any guarantee it will be done, it might get
> half done for 3.6 since it's a best effort basis and having to ship
> 2 gstreamer versions wouldn't be a stopper for them
> - gstreamer 1.0 is not released yet (gstreamer 0.11.9x candidate
> versions are available though and packaged in precise,quantal
> universe)
> - gstreamer 1.0 is virtually untested
> - if we don't want to ship 2 gstreamer stacks in quantal we will
> probably have to port some of our code to the new version (ubiquity,
> ubuntuone?, ...) as well as help GNOME to finish porting their
> softwares
> - there are no fluendo codecs available yet for the new version
> (there is an ongoing discussion with them on the topic)
> Based on that I think we should be conservative and avoid surprise
> and extra work (especially that we don't have gstreamer hackers here
> to deal with issues we will find) by delaying the update to next
> cycle (which probably means staying on current totem and rhythmbox)
> What do others think?

No argument from me.


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