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Release Digest: GNOME, December 21, 2003

Dec 22, 2003, 05:00 (0 Talkback[s])

GStreamer 0.7.3

GStreamer "Mobil Avenue" 0.7.3 released

The GStreamer team is happy to announce our third release in the 0.7.x development series of the GStreamer streaming-media framework. The goal of this release series is to stabilize it towards a 0.8 release series which will be part of the GNOME 2.6 releases and hopefully eventually KDE 4.x.

The 0.7 series is a development series and is aimed at developers. It is NOT API or ABI compatible with the stable 0.6.x series or with other releases in the series. This means you can not use this release to upgrade your current GStreamer installation and expect your GStreamer applications to keep working. It is parallel installable with the 0.6.x series however.

This development series contains a lot of improvements compared to the 0.6.x series and is a much better foundation for building advanced video handling applications. Below we list most of the major changes and additions. Most are included in this release, but not all are complete yet as they will be in time for the 0.8.0 release. New/improved features in 0.7.3 release

  • Added libcaca plugin for Ascii-Art colour output.
  • Fix bug hindering seeking from working
  • Fix RGB colorspace transformation bug
  • Solaris build fixes
  • Lots of work in the CAPS branch, will be merged right after this release
  • gdkpixbuf loader no longer built by default, also fixed it in regards to packaging
  • And as usual a ton of bugfixes

Download:
You find the latest tarballs of this release either on GNOME ftp or Sourceforge:
http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/gnome/sources/gstreamer/0.7/
http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/gnome/sources/gst-plugins/0.7/
and http://www.gstreamer.net/releases/0.7.3/

Applications

As mentioned there are some changes in API/ABI between the 0.6.x and 0.7.x releases. Many applications will probably be source compatible between 0.6.x. and 0.7.x however. Rhythmbox and Sound Juicer for instance works very well when compiled on 0.7.x. Gst-player do not work accross releases however, so we will make a separate release of gst-player with the needed fixes for it to work with 0.7.x. This release contains the core fixes we where waiting for to port the player over so expect a Gst-player release in the near future.

GStreamer Homepage

More details on these features can be found on the project's website, http://gstreamer.net/.

Support and Bugs

We use Gnome's Bugzilla for bug reports and feature requests. The "product name" is GStreamer (capital G).

Developers

GStreamer is hosted on SourceForge. As of this release we have moved GStreamer CVS to freedesktop. All code is in CVS and can be checked out from there. Interested developers of the core library, plug-ins, and applications should subscribe to the gstreamer-devel list.

Contributors to this release

  • David Schleef <ds(AT)schleef.org>
  • Andy Wingo <wingo(AT)pobox.com>
  • Julien Moutte <julien(AT)moutte.net>
  • Ronald Bultje <rbultje(AT)ronald.bitfreak.net/>
  • Iain Holmes <iain(AT)prettypeople.org>
  • Jeremy Simon <jsimon13(AT)yahoo.fr>
  • Leif Morgan Johnson <leif(AT)ambient.2y.net/>
  • Benjamin Otte <in7y118(AT)public.uni-hamburg.de/>
  • Thomas Vander Stichele <thomas(AT)apestaart.org>
  • Zeeshan Ali <zak147(AT)yahoo.com>
  • Jan Schmidt <thaytan(AT)mad.scientist.com/>
  • Brian Cameron <brian.cameron(AT)sun.com>
  • Christian Fredrik Kalager Schaller <Uraeus(AT)gnome.org>

MyNetMonitor 1.0.1

Application

MyNetMonitor 1.0.1

Description

Mynetmonitor is a gtk2 net monitor with system tray support

What's new

added --device xxx option
added translations ru,nl,de
added --lang xx arg to force language
added --help arg

http://web.tiscali.it/diegobazzanella


GST: a Generic Seismic Tool with GTK+

Application

GST: a Generic Seismic Tool with GTK+ gst_0.13.tgz

Description

An interactive and graphic tool for seismic data processing: it works with data in SAC_bin and SAC_ASCII, and provides tools for plotting data, zoom, picking, filtering, spectral analysis, time-frequency, polarization analysis ...etc.

Enhancements

Evolutive polarization using a moving window
2D and 3D polarization analysis

Fixes

-

Download

http://chez.mana.pf/~ldg

GNOME Software Map entry

http://www.gnome.org/softwaremap/projects/gst-gtk