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From Marcus <>
Subject Re: gstreamer status for 4.2.0-dev?
Date Wed, 06 Jun 2018 19:21:10 GMT
Am 06.06.2018 um 19:21 schrieb Jim Jagielski:
> Let's not focus on CentOS5 vs CentOS6 for now... the issue is that gstreamer-1.0 requires
that previously supported Linux OSs and platforms will no longer be supported; that is, our
community builds will no longer work for them.

sure, it's about the platform we now need to use. When gstreamer is no 
longer working with the old CentOS5 system, then let's update it.

That's what I want to express, not more or less.

> Are we OK with that?
> That is the main consideration. Everything else is determined from that decision.
> So what say we all?

IMHO Dave had the perfect answer: When someone else needs the old stuff, 
then they are free to do the work and deliver patches. (correspondingly)


>> On Jun 5, 2018, at 5:26 PM, Marcus <> wrote:
>> Am 05.06.2018 um 00:15 schrieb Kay Schenk:
>>> On Mon, Jun 4, 2018 at 12:09 PM, Jim Jagielski <> wrote:
>>>> I am setup to be able to provide both CentOS5 Linux builds, for "old"
>>>> systems (and gstreamer 0.10), and Ubuntu-or-CentOS6 Linux builds for newer
>>>> ones (and gstreamer 1.x), so if that is the decision, that's fine w/ me.
>>>> increases, substantially, the total volume of releases we need to do, which
>>>> is a factor, so we need to make sure our distro channel is aware.
>>> ‚ÄčI think we'd need to go up to CentOS7 for gstreamer 1.x. Anyway...point
>>> taken.
>> CentOS5 is done [1]. We can try to upgrade to CentOS6 as our new base platform. Or
do some effort to jump directly to CentOS7.
>> [1]
>> Marcus
>>>> I just don't like the one "making" that decision... but that's the only
>>>> one I'm qualified to make since that's the only one I'm qualified to adjust
>>>> trunk to represent (that is, pull the gstreamer-0.10 stuff from 4.1.5 and
>>>> reincorporate it into trunk to exist in parallel w/ the new gstreamer-1.x
>>>> stuff in there now).
>>>> FWIW, our inability to follow-through on this single issue is quite
>>>> bothersome to me...
>>>>> On May 30, 2018, at 6:19 PM, Torokhov Sergey <>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>> 29.05.2018, 21:30, "Jim Jagielski" <>:
>>>>>> I think the hope is to continue using CentOS5 for our official AOO
>>>> community builds. If not, then this becomes much easier, but it is, IMO,
>>>> major policy decision to do that. recall that gstreamer-1.x is incompatible
>>>> w/ CentOS5.
>>>>>> I have no idea how to do #2 but #1 looks like simple brute force.
>>>> Certainly not elegant but if that's what it takes to get past this holding
>>>> pattern, then that's what we have to do.
>>>>> Some packages provides builds both for old and new systems.
>>>>> E.g. here ( )
>>>> presented
>>>>> packages both for old Debian and Ubuntu (Debian 7, Ubuntu 12.04 ) and
>>>> their new releases (Debian 8, Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04, 18.04 ).
>>>>> Could it be a solution to prepare separate packages?

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