[webkit-dev] PSA: Migration plan to GStreamer 1.x

Philippe Normand philn at igalia.com
Tue Jan 8 01:21:00 PST 2013


This mail is mainly for the GTK, Qt and EFL port maintainers, I decided
to post here instead of cross-posting to three mailing lists :)

So there's been work to port the MediaPlayer and WebAudio GStreamer
backends to the new GStreamer 1.x APIs. At the moment you can choose
(well, for the GTK port at least) at build time if you want to use the
0.10 or 1.x APIs.

The issue is that GStreamer 0.10 is no longer actively maintained and
the GStreamer developers/maintainers entirely focus on GStreamer 1.x.

Moreover we currently don't have the manpower to maintain the 2 code
paths in the WebKit/GStreamer platform layer. The GTK port buildbots
already switched to 1.0 last month and I encourage Qt and EFL to do the
same ASAP, at least for their buildbots.

I'd like to propose we drop the GStreamer 0.10 support from WebKit once
the next stable branch of GStreamer is released, it will be 1.2,
scheduled somewhere around February.

Opinions welcome :)


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