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From Peter kovacs <pe...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Openoffice and unsupported gstreamer 0.10 branch (for openoffice libavmediagst.so library)
Date Thu, 01 Mar 2018 06:25:36 GMT
The Thanks should go to Damjan, who is doing the task. He decided this is important. 

I did nothing.

Am 1. März 2018 01:24:24 MEZ schrieb Jose R R <jose.r.r@metztli.com>:
>Niltze[Hello] all-
>
>On Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 9:56 AM, Damjan Jovanovic <damjan@apache.org>
>wrote:
>> I've successfully patched our gstreamer plugin to build with
>gstreamer-1.0,
>> but how do I test it? Does someone have a sample document that uses
>> gstreamer?
>>
>> The patch is attached for anyone interested. Parts may still be
>wrong, eg.
>> filter names. Changes between GStreamer 0.1 and 1.0 are documented
>here:
>>
>https://gstreamer.freedesktop.org/documentation/application-development/appendix/porting-1-0.html
>>
>https://cgit.freedesktop.org/gstreamer/gstreamer/plain/docs/random/porting-to-1.0.txt
>>
>Cool! I had requested the same feature from OO long time ago. And no
>one answered. I think Peter is doing a great job.
>
>I will test your patch in my next build as I am also excited about
>that feature. BIG THANK YOU!
>
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 10:22 AM, Damjan Jovanovic
><damjan@apache.org>
>> wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi
>>>
>>> I've begun having a look.
>>>
>>> We currently test for gstreamer in configure.ac but don't use the
>result,
>>> re-running pkg-config in a main/avmedia's makefile.
>>>
>>> Changing the version number to 1.0 breaks the build due a missing
>header
>>> file. Removing that "#include" gets it a little further, but it
>breaks due
>>> to changed gstreamer API functions. There is also lots of warnings
>about
>>> deprecated GDK functions. I'll continue trying later.
>>>
>>> We should really get rid of gstreamer 0.1 ASAP one way or the other:
>given
>>> how it's been unmaintained since 2013, it may well have security
>>> vulnerabilities. We can't ship it to users since its license is
>>> incompatible, but having users install it separately still invites
>trouble.
>>>
>>> Damjan
>>>
>>>
>>> On Tue, Feb 27, 2018 at 9:16 AM, Torokhov Sergey
><torokhov-s-a@yandex.ru>
>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Hello, Peter.
>>>>
>>>> Thank you for reply and for adding additional info into AOO wiki.
>>>>
>>>> Yes I'm posted on that project is short of developers this time.
>>>> I hope that current implementation still will hold several years
>>>> because gstreamer-0.10 of long process of skiping this brach
>>>> in linux distributibes.
>>>>
>>>> Maybe during this transition period at least the way to  standalone
>build
>>>> of appropriate multimedia AOO library will be found if it possible
>at
>>>> all.
>>>>
>>>> Unfortunately I suppose I have no enough programming skills
>>>> to understand how build system works and the difference between
>>>> gstreamer-0.10 and 1.0 API/ABI .
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Sergey
>>>>
>>>> 25.02.2018, 12:20, "Peter Kovacs" <petko@apache.org>:
>>>> > Hello,
>>>> >
>>>> > I have hoped that you will get a more positive answer then mine.
>>>> > I have found no evidence that we have ever worked on an update of
>>>> > multimedia Libs in any direction. The only thing I have found is
>>>> > someone
>>>> > tried to compile the old 0.1.0 Gstreamer interface on modern
>systems.
>>>> > I think it is unlikely we will see an update in 4.2.0, since
>there is
>>>> > no
>>>> > evidence of a volunteer working on it. Of course we would like to
>have
>>>> > a
>>>> > better solution then we have now.
>>>> >
>>>> > In order to advance step by step I have started to collect
>Information
>>>> > of possible solutions. And prepared to collect more Informations
>where
>>>> > maybe another volunteer could start on.
>>>> > I have not started any dicusssion, because my limit on driving
>topics
>>>> > has been been reached. If you like you could help collecting the
>>>> > informations needed to implement the stuff. If you have
>programming
>>>> > skills you are welcome to try, but I believe it is a challenging
>>>> > Journey.
>>>> > My current plan is to reduce all the szuff that makes work on
>Open
>>>> > Office step by step in order to get into a better shape that we
>can
>>>> > work
>>>> > on topics. But currently this is all but in infant state. I
>welcome any
>>>> > help.
>>>> >
>>>> > The Point of Interest List I have started you find at
>>>> >
>>>> >
>https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=67633711
>>>> > it collects all sort of topics I think I need look into.
>>>> > The Wikipage I have started to collect Information for a new
>multimedia
>>>> > backened you find at
>>>> >
>>>> >
>https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OOOUSERS/new+multimedia+Backend
>>>> >
>>>> > I am sorry I could not invest more time in this point.
>>>> >
>>>> > All the best
>>>> > Peter
>[...]
>
>
>Best Professional Regards.

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