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authorThomas Vander Stichele <>2005-10-03 17:49:44 +0000
committerThomas Vander Stichele <>2005-10-03 17:49:44 +0000
commitc2974eec2fe970b2a07c4cd26581aacba4535020 (patch)
parentd0acbd7d9f74d029b8bf9aa3d46c9ebd5ace7d61 (diff)
release timeRELEASE-0_9_3
Original commit message from CVS: release time
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diff --git a/ChangeLog b/ChangeLog
index 1c35817f..d50fd303 100644
--- a/ChangeLog
+++ b/ChangeLog
@@ -1,3 +1,12 @@
+=== release 0.9.3 ===
+2005-10-03 Thomas Vander Stichele <thomas at apestaart dot org>
+ * NEWS:
+ *
+ releasing 0.9.3, "Athos"
2005-09-30 Michael Smith <>
* gst/realmedia/rmdemux.c: (gst_rmdemux_src_event),
diff --git a/NEWS b/NEWS
index 5e3ef14c..a7e33bcc 100644
--- a/NEWS
+++ b/NEWS
@@ -1,4 +1,5 @@
-This is GStreamer Ugly Plug-ins 0.9.1
+This is GStreamer Ugly Plug-ins 0.9.3, "Athos".
-This release was tested with GStreamer Core 0.9.2 and GStreamer Base Plug-ins
+Changes since 0.9.1:
+ * lame, rmdemux, iec958 fixes
diff --git a/README b/README
index 322a56ab..b73a1400 100644
--- a/README
+++ b/README
@@ -1,46 +1,19 @@
-This is GStreamer Ugly Plug-ins.
-This package is in the 0.9.x series. This means that this is a
-development series leading up to a stable 0.10.x series.
-You have been warned.
+GStreamer: Release notes for GStreamer Ugly Plug-ins 0.9.3 "Athos"
-GStreamer 0.9 development series - Hung by a Thread
+The GStreamer team is petrified to announce a new release
+in the 0.9.x development series of the
+GStreamer Ugly Plug-ins.
+The 0.9.x series is a development series and not recommended for end users.
+It is not API or ABI compatible with the stable 0.8.x series.
+It is, however, parallel installable with the 0.8.x series.
-The core around which all other modules revolve. Base functionality and
-libraries, some essential elements, documentation, and testing.
+"When you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk."
-A well-groomed and well-maintained collection of GStreamer plug-ins and
-elements, spanning the range of possible types of elements one would want
-to write for GStreamer.
-And introducing, for the first time ever, on the development screen ...
- --- "Such ingratitude. After all the times I've saved your life."
-A collection of plug-ins you'd want to have right next to you on the
-battlefield. Shooting sharp and making no mistakes, these plug-ins have it
-all: good looks, good code, and good licensing. Documented and dressed up
-in tests. If you're looking for a role model to base your own plug-in on,
-here it is.
-If you find a plot hole or a badly lip-synced line of code in them,
-let us know - it is a matter of honour for us to ensure Blondie doesn't look
-like he's been walking 100 miles through the desert without water.
- --- "When you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk."
There are times when the world needs a color between black and white.
Quality code to match the good's, but two-timing, backstabbing and ready to
@@ -48,6 +21,7 @@ sell your freedom down the river. These plug-ins might have a patent noose
around their neck, or a lock-up license, or any other problem that makes you
think twice about shipping them.
We don't call them ugly because we like them less. Does a mother love her
son less because he's not as pretty as the other ones ? No - she commends
him on his great personality. These plug-ins are the life of the party.
@@ -55,163 +29,68 @@ And we'll still step in and set them straight if you report any unacceptable
behaviour - because there are two kinds of people in the world, my friend:
those with a rope around their neck and the people who do the cutting.
- --- "That an accusation?"
-No perfectly groomed moustache or any amount of fine clothing is going to
-cover up the truth - these plug-ins are Bad with a capital B.
-They look fine on the outside, and might even appear to get the job done, but
-at the end of the day they're a black sheep. Without a golden-haired angel
-to watch over them, they'll probably land in an unmarked grave at the final
-Don't bug us about their quality - exercise your Free Software rights,
-patch up the offender and send us the patch on the fastest steed you can
-steal from the Confederates. Because you see, in this world, there's two
-kinds of people, my friend: those with loaded guns and those who dig.
-You dig.
-The Lowdown
- --- "I've never seen so many plug-ins wasted so badly."
-GStreamer Plug-ins has grown so big that it's hard to separate the wheat from
-the chaff. Also, distributors have brought up issues about the legal status
-of some of the plug-ins we ship. To remedy this, we've divided the previous
-set of available plug-ins into four modules:
-- gst-plugins-base: a small and fixed set of plug-ins, covering a wide range
- of possible types of elements; these are continuously kept up-to-date
- with any core changes during the development series.
- - We believe distributors can safely ship these plug-ins.
- - People writing elements should base their code on these elements.
- - These elements come with examples, documentation, and regression tests.
-- gst-plugins-good: a set of plug-ins that we consider to have good quality
- code, correct functionality, our preferred license (LGPL for the plug-in
- code, LGPL or LGPL-compatible for the supporting library).
- - We believe distributors can safely ship these plug-ins.
- - People writing elements should base their code on these elements.
-- gst-plugins-ugly: a set of plug-ins that have good quality and correct
- functionality, but distributing them might pose problems. The license
- on either the plug-ins or the supporting libraries might not be how we'd
- like. The code might be widely known to present patent problems.
- - Distributors should check if they want/can ship these plug-ins.
- - People writing elements should base their code on these elements.
-- gst-plugins-bad: a set of plug-ins that aren't up to par compared to the
- rest. They might be close to being good quality, but they're missing
- something - be it a good code review, some documentation, a set of tests,
- a real live maintainer, or some actual wide use.
- If the blanks are filled in they might be upgraded to become part of
- either gst-plugins-good or gst-plugins-ugly, depending on the other factors.
- - If the plug-ins break, you can't complain - instead, you can fix the
- problem and send us a patch, or bribe someone into fixing them for you.
- - New contributors can start here for things to work on.
-You should always prefer installing from packages first. GStreamer is
-well-maintained for a number of distributions, including Fedora, Debian,
-Ubuntu, Mandrake, Gentoo, ...
-Only in cases where you:
-- want to hack on GStreamer
-- want to verify that a bug has been fixed
-- do not have a sane distribution
-should you choose to build from source tarballs or CVS.
-Find more information about the various packages at
-- again, make sure that you really need to install from source !
- If GStreamer is one of your first projects ever that you build from source,
- consider taking on an easier project.
-- check output of ./configure --help to see if any options apply to you
-- run
- ./configure
- make
- to build GStreamer.
-- if you want to install it (not required), run
- make install
-- You should create a registry for things to work.
- If you ran make install in the previous step, run
- gst-register
- as root.
- If you didn't install, run
- tools/gst-register
- as a normal user.
-- try out a simple test:
- gst-launch fakesrc num_buffers=5 ! fakesink
- (If you didn't install GStreamer, again prefix gst-launch with tools/)
- If it outputs a bunch of messages from fakesrc and fakesink, everything is
- ok.
-- After this, you're ready to install gst-plugins, which will provide the
- functionality you're probably looking for by now, so go on and read
- that README.
-When building from CVS sources, you will need to run to generate
-the build system files.
-You will need a set of additional tools typical for building from CVS,
-- autoconf
-- automake
-- libtool
- will check for recent enough versions and complain if you don't have
-them. You can also specify specific versions of automake and autoconf with
---with-automake and --with-autoconf
-Check options by running --help
- can pass on arguments to configure - you just need to separate them
-from with -- between the two.
-prefix has been added to but will be passed on to configure because
-some build scripts like that.
-When you have done this once, you can use to re-autogen with
-the last passed options as a handy shortcut. Use it.
-After the stage, you can follow the directions listed in
-You can also run your whole cvs stack uninstalled. The script in
-the gstreamer module /docs/faq/gst-uninstalled) is helpful in setting
-up your environment for this.
-GStreamer is developed under the terms of the LGPL (see LICENSE file for
-details). Some of our plug-ins however rely on libraries which are available
-under other licenses. This means that if you are using an application which
-has a non-GPL compatible license (for instance a closed-source application)
-with GStreamer, you have to make sure not to use GPL-linked plug-ins.
-When using GPL-linked plug-ins, GStreamer is for all practical reasons
-under the GPL itself.
-The fundamental design comes from the video pipeline at Oregon Graduate
-Institute, as well as some ideas from DirectMedia. It's based on plug-ins that
-will provide the various codec and other functionality. The interface
-hopefully is generic enough for various companies (ahem, Apple) to release
-binary codecs for Linux, until such time as they get a clue and release the
+This module contains a set of plug-ins that have good quality and correct
+functionality, but distributing them might pose problems. The license
+on either the plug-ins or the supporting libraries might not be how we'd
+like. The code might be widely known to present patent problems.
+Distributors should check if they want/can ship these plug-ins.
+Other modules containing plug-ins are:
+contains a basic set of well-supported plug-ins
+contains a set of well-supported plug-ins under our preferred license
+contains a set of less supported plug-ins that haven't passed the
+ rigorous quality testing we expect
+Features of this release
+ * Parallel installability with 0.8.x series
+ * Threadsafe design and API
+ * lame, rmdemux, iec958 fixes
+Bugs fixed in this release
+You can find source releases of gst-plugins-ugly in the download directory:
+GStreamer Homepage
+More details can be found on the project's website:
+Support and Bugs
+We use GNOME's bugzilla for bug reports and feature requests:
+CVS is hosted on
+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.
+Contributors to this release
+ * Flavio Oliveira
+ * Michael Smith
+ * Stefan Kost
+ * Thomas Vander Stichele
+ * Wim Taymans
+  \ No newline at end of file
diff --git a/ b/
index 5bc2d74a..b167ce31 100644
--- a/
+++ b/
@@ -12,7 +12,7 @@ AM_MAINTAINER_MODE
dnl when going to/from release please set the nano (fourth number) right !
dnl releases only do Wall, cvs and prerelease does Werror too
-AS_VERSION(gst-plugins-ugly, GST_PLUGINS_UGLY_VERSION, 0, 9, 1, 1,
+AS_VERSION(gst-plugins-ugly, GST_PLUGINS_UGLY_VERSION, 0, 9, 3, 0,
GST_CVS="no", GST_CVS="yes")
diff --git a/ext/sidplay/ b/ext/sidplay/
index 7d1ca6bb..cbd1f5ea 100644
--- a/ext/sidplay/
+++ b/ext/sidplay/
@@ -1,4 +1,3 @@
libgstsid_la_SOURCES =