Dropping GStreamer 0.1 Support

Tomasz Wasilczyk twasilczyk at pidgin.im
Thu Jun 11 18:22:16 EDT 2015

I already mentioned that on devel@ conference:

I don't think we are ready for gst 1.0 yet:
- some features are missing (device selection, maybe others)
- there might be problems with win32 build (just need to be verified)
- if I remember correctly, gst 0.10/1.0 is bound to specific version
of webkitgtk (or vice versa) - you need to verify which one depends on
which version of another; and again - win32

There are also constraints on specific webkitgtk versions supporting
Webkit1 API, which is obsolete in favor of Webkit2 API. Ideally, we
could migrate to the latter. I don't know how much effort it takes.

If we (you) address those issues and ensure our gst 1.x support is no
worse than 0.10, then I will be in favor of dropping it.


2015-06-11 23:09 GMT+02:00 Michael McConville <mmcconville at mykolab.com>:
> Hi, everyone.
> GStreamer 0.1 hasn't been maintained for a few years and the community
> is trying to get everyone onto 1.0. However, Pidgin 3.0 currently
> supports both versions.
> Dropping 0.1 would improve voice/video support, but would break
> voice/video for some long-term support operating system releases. Are
> there any objections to doing so?
> There are more details at the bottom of my wiki page:
>     https://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/mmcco
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