Luke Schierer lschiere at pidgin.im
Wed Nov 28 19:38:26 EST 2007

On Thu, Nov 29, 2007 at 08:53:18AM +0900, 大塚真 wrote:
> Hi,
> I just joined this list.  I'm sorry to be bringing up something someone already maybe did.  In the wiki says, "We aim to have an abstracted, protocol-agnostic API for voice and video, which makes the task harder. Also adding to the difficulty is that now that we have a completely split core
>  (libpurple) and UI (Pidgin and Finch), we refuse to take a step backward and violate this split."
> I want to  ask, is it a problem to use gstreamer.  I see that it is already used for the standard notification sounds.  Perhaps a gstreamer based api can still be independent of the GUI allowing any kind of output sink.  Is the main problem just building all of the protocol plugins to do
>  video/voice setup as well as the input (and perhaps output) plugins for multimedia.  If this is the case, is it a problem for some people (like me) who are not busy with the pidgin main-development process to try to build it using gstreamer?
> Thanks,
> Makoto

the UI side would definitally use gstreamer.   It shoudl also use
farsight where appropriate.


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