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Release Digest: GNOME, February 6, 2004

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gtkmm 2.3.3
glibmm 2.3.4

gtkmm and glibmm 2.4:

NOTE: This is probably your last chance to comment on the API before the API freeze. We plan no major changes apart from the use of libsigc++ 2 very soon. In particular, we NEED access to a SUN box running a recent Forte compiler.

gtkmm provides a C++ interface to GTK+. The 2.3.x tarballs are the unstable development series that will become the stable gtkmm 2.4. gtkmm 2.3/2.4 will wrap any additional API in GTK+ 2.4. glibmm is now a separate module, for use in non-GUI software.

gtkmm 2.3/2.4 installs in parallel with gtkmm 2.2, so you can install this unstable library without the risk of breaking existing applications. This allows us to break ABI and API, though we will try not to break API unless it is absolutely necessary.

But do be aware that the underlying unstable GTK+ 2.3 does not install in parallel with GTK+ 2.2, so be careful if you apply it in your normal prefix.

We recommend the use of jhbuild or garnome for testing in a separate prefix.

The stable (API/ABI-frozen) gtkmm 2.4.0 will be released soon after GTK+ 2.4.0.
gtkmm is on the official GNOME Platform Bindings release schedule: http://www.gnome.org/start/2.5/bindings/

http://www.gtkmm.org

Changes

glibmm 2.3.4:

  • ListHandle/SListHandle (intermediate container types):
    • Added a const_cast<> to allow lists of const elements.
  • gmmproc: _WRAP_SIGNAL(): Added optional custom_c_callback parameter. (Murray Cumming)
  • WIN32: Build fixes, mostly merged from the 2.2 branch. (Cedric Gustin)

gtkmm 2.3.3:

  • CellLayout: signals take a C++ CellRenderer* instead of a C GtkCellRenderer*.
  • Widget:
    • signal_dragdata_get and signalselection_get now use the C++ SelectionData type.
    • Methods now take C++ Gdk::Region& instead of C GdkRegion*.
  • SelectionData: Added set() method overload with fewer parameters.
  • TreeDragSource: The drag_get_data vfunc now uses the C++ SelectionData type.
  • TreeIter (TreeModel::iterator): Added operator--().
  • Added const version of many ListHandle<> get_*() methods. (Murray Cumming)

Download

http://www.gtkmm.org/download.shtml

You will need libsigc++ 1.2, available here: https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=1970

Development

There is active discussion on the mailing list: http://www.gtkmm.org/mailinglist.shtml
and in the #c++ channel on irc.gnome.org/

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Murray Cumming
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GStreamer 0.7.4

Release notes for GStreamer 0.7.4 "Wooden Eels"

The GStreamer team is happy to announce a new release in the 0.7.x development series of the GStreamer streaming-media framework. The goal of this release series is to stabilize 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 without a recompile. It is, however, parallel installable with the 0.6.x series.

Features of this release

  • Merged the new caps system
  • Reworked pad negotiation
  • Internationalized core and elements
  • Reworked error notification with translated error messages and additional debug information for developer feedback
  • Updated Dutch and French translations
  • Reworked clocking
  • Serialization of GstValue
  • Documentation of GstCaps
  • Poisoning of GstCaps
  • Queues now flushed properly to fix seeking in playback
  • Memleak fixes in core elements
  • Largely rewritten Plugin Writer's Guide
  • Unversioned tools that wrap all present and future versioned tools to help packagers
  • Portability fixes for Solaris and OSX
  • Lots of bugfixes

Download

You find source releases of gstreamer in the [14]gstreamer download directory.

GStreamer Homepage

More details can be found on the project's website, [15]http://www.freedesktop.org/~gstreamer.

Support and Bugs

We use Gnome's bugzilla for [16]bug reports and feature requests.

Developers

CVS is hosted on cvs.freedesktop.org/. You can [17]browse the gstreamer repository. 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. If there is sufficient interest we will create more lists as necessary.

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. [18]Rhythmbox and [19]Sound Juicer for instance work very well when compiled on 0.7.x. GStreamer Player does not work across 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 were waiting for to port the player over so expect a gst-player release in the near future.

Contributors to this release

  • David Schleef
  • Benjamin Otte
  • Thomas Vander Stichele
  • Iain Holmes
  • Ronald Bultje
  • Colin Walters
  • Jan Schmidt
  • J&etilde;r&etilde;my Simon
  • Leif Morgan Johnson
  • Julien Moutte
  • Jon Trowbridge
  • Christian Fredrik Kalager Schaller
  • Laurent Vivier

References

Visible links
14. http://www.freedesktop.org/~gstreamer/src/gstreamer/
15. http://www.freedesktop.org/~gstreamer
16. http://bugzilla.gnome.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=GStreamer
17. http://freedesktop.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/gstreamer//gstreamer/
18. http://www.rhythmbox.org/
19. http://www.burtonini.com/blog/computers/sound-juicer

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GStreamer Plugins 0.7.4

Release notes for GStreamer Plugins 0.7.4 "For Great Justice"

The GStreamer team is happy to announce a new release in the 0.7.x development series of the GStreamer streaming-media framework. The goal of this release series is to stabilize 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 without a recompile. It is, however, parallel installable with the 0.6.x series.

Features of this release

  • Compatible with gstreamer 0.7.4
  • Reworked pad negotiation
  • Internationalized plugin elements
  • Reworked error notification with translated error messages and additional debug information for developer feedback
  • Updated Dutch and French translations
  • Reworked clocking
  • Audio sinks synchronize to timestamps
  • Added marshal and enum headers for libraries
  • New Ogg demuxer
  • New Theora decoder
  • New trm (musicbrainz) element
  • New switch element
  • New rfb (remote framebuffer) element
  • Updated quicktime demuxer
  • Updated SVQ3 decoding
  • Updated playback library
  • Updated flushing from gnomevfs source
  • Updated X and Xv image sinks
  • Updated audio conversion elements
  • Updated flac tag handling
  • Updated dvdnav element
  • Updated mplex element
  • Lots of bugfixes

Known issues

  • MPEG video playback needs to be updated, it doesn't work reliably

Download

You find source releases of gst-plugins in the [14]gst-plugins download directory.

GStreamer Homepage

More details can be found on the project's website, [15]http://www.freedesktop.org/~gstreamer.

Support and Bugs

We use Gnome's bugzilla for [16]bug reports and feature requests.

Developers

CVS is hosted on cvs.freedesktop.org/. You can [17]browse the gst-plugins repository. 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. If there is sufficient interest we will create more lists as necessary.

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. [18]Rhythmbox and [19]Sound Juicer for instance work very well when compiled on 0.7.x. GStreamer Player does not work across 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 were waiting for to port the player over so expect a gst-player release in the near future.

Contributors to this release

  • Amaury Jacquot
  • Arwed v. Merkatz
  • Benjamin Otte
  • Christian Fredrik Kalager Schaller
  • Colin Walters
  • David I. Lehn
  • David Schleef
  • Iain Holmes
  • Jan Schmidt
  • J&etilde;r&etilde;my Simon
  • Jon Trowbridge
  • Julien Moutte
  • Ronald Bultje
  • Steve Baker
  • Thomas Canty
  • Thomas Vander Stichele

References

Visible links
14. http://www.freedesktop.org/~gstreamer/src/gst-plugins/
15. http://www.freedesktop.org/~gstreamer
16. http://bugzilla.gnome.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=GStreamer
17. http://freedesktop.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/gstreamer//gst-plugins/
18. http://www.rhythmbox.org/
19. http://www.burtonini.com/blog/computers/sound-juicer

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