The latest issue of the GNOME Journal has just been published. It features a look at the 0.10 GStreamer release from a user’s point of view by Christian Schaller, a short introduction into (de-) forming 3D models with SharpConstruct by Claus Schwarm, an interview with Jeff Waugh in the new ‘Behind the Scenes’ series by Lucas Rocha, part two of the tutorial on writing a clock using GTK+ and Cairo by Davyd Madeley, and also part two about marketing GNOME by John Williams.
The GNOME Journal, February Edition
Submitted by Jim Hodapp 2006-02-17 Gnome 2 Comments
The most exciting part for me is regarding GStreamer. They’ve supposedly resolved a good number of stability issues, revamped plugin detection, and have made it easier to deploy overall.
The best change, however, is the resolution of GStreamer’s performance issues (seek lag, A/V mismatch, etc.). For such an advanced multimedia framework, I was very disappointed with performance up to now. While the technology looked fantastic on paper, it wasn’t the case in practice.
Lag and instability were the only reasons I would build Totem with the Xine backend instead of GStreamer. Perhaps 0.10 will change that. =)
congrats to the devs on a big step forward!
Edited 2006-02-17 14:02