RELEASE: GStreamer Base Plug-ins 0.10.6 'Chao'

This mail announces the release of GStreamer Base Plug-ins 0.10.6 'Chao'.

GStreamer Base Plug-ins is a well-groomed and well-maintained collection of
GStreamer plug-ins and elements, spanning the range of possible types of
elements one would want to write for GStreamer.  It also contains helper
libraries and base classes useful for writing elements.
A wide range of video and audio decoders, encoders, and filters are included.

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Release notes for GStreamer Base Plug-ins 0.10.6 "Chao"

The GStreamer team is proud to announce a new release
in the 0.10.x stable series of the
GStreamer Base Plug-ins.

The 0.10.x series is a stable series targeted at end users.
It is not API or ABI compatible with the stable 0.8.x series.
It is, however, parallel installable with the 0.8.x series.

This module contains a set of reference plugins, base classes for other
plugins, and helper libraries.

This module is kept up-to-date together with the core developments.  Element
writers should look at the elements in this module as a reference for
their development.

This module contains elements for, among others:

  device plugins: x(v)imagesink, alsa, v4lsrc, cdparanoia
  containers: ogg
  codecs: vorbis, theora
  text: textoverlay, subparse
  sources: audiotestsrc, videotestsrc, gnomevfssrc
  network: tcp
  audio processing: audioconvert, adder, audiorate, audioscale, volume
  visualisation: libvisual
  video processing: ffmpegcolorspace
  aggregate elements: decodebin, playbin

Other modules containing plug-ins are:

contains a set of well-supported plug-ins under our preferred license
contains a set of well-supported plug-ins, but might pose problems for
contains a set of less supported plug-ins that haven't passed the
    rigorous quality testing we expect

Features of this release
      * Parallel installability with 0.8.x series
      * Threadsafe design and API
      * QoS in sinks and transform elements
      * Needs GStreamer 0.10.5 for new GstBaseSink::async_playback() vmethod
      * added theoraparse element

Bugs fixed in this release
      * 313136 : [playbin] hang while playing truncated ogg file
      * 172848 : [subparse] subtitles with special chars are displayed as ...
      * 305279 : [riff] uncompressed AVIs with 24bpp don't work
      * 320765 : [ffmpegcolorspace] make win32+msvc compliant, don't use _...
      * 323852 : Disable tests/icles on platforms that do not have X
      * 325653 : build errors compiling audioresample on win32(vs7)
      * 327357 : gst-plugins-base fails to compile with GCC 4.1
      * 334620 : [gnomevfssrc] fails to connect to icecast streaming servers
      * 334822 : [ffmpegcolorspace] YVU9 support
      * 335028 : [typefinding] ID3 v1 tag is not recognized with mp3-in-wa...
      * 335365 : inefficient use of GList in gst-plugins-base
      * 336190 : [gnomevfssink] should accept non-URI filenames as " location " 
      * 336194 : [gnomevfssrc] some minor memory leaks
      * 336477 : plugins need better/univied descriptions
      * 336617 : Unable to recognise MPEG TS stream
      * 337548 : Memory leaks in basertpdepayload
      * 337945 : [oggdemux] segment stop position ignored
      * 338419 : Regression in the handling of files with multiple audio/s...
      * 338897 : Videoscale crashes as part of DVD to Ogg transcoding
      * 339013 : [videorate] Goes into an infinite loop
      * 339047 : [riff] handle H264 fourcc in addition to h264
      * 339212 : ISO file typefinding regression
      * 330748 : deadlock in base audio sink on playing- > paused state change


You can find source releases of gst-plugins-base in the download directory:

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All code is in CVS and can be checked out from there.
Interested developers of the core library, plug-ins, and applications should
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will create more lists as necessary.

Contributors to this release
      * Andy Wingo
      * Antoine Tremblay
      * David Schleef
      * Edward Hervey
      * Fabrizio Gennari
      * Jan Schmidt
      * Julien MOUTTE
      * Michael Smith
      * Michal Benes
      * Sebastien Moutte
      * Stefan Kost
      * Thomas Vander Stichele
      * Tim-Philipp Müller
      * Tommi Myöhänen
      * Wim Taymans
      * j^

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