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

Simon Hausmann simon.hausmann at digia.com
Tue Jan 8 02:10:16 PST 2013

On Tuesday, January 08, 2013 10:21:00 AM Philippe Normand wrote:
> Hi,
> 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 The issue is that GStreamer 0.10 is no longer actively maintained and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.

Sounds good to me.


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