[Development] The dark side of QtMultimedia

Rex Dieter rdieter at math.unl.edu
Mon Nov 17 07:37:20 CET 2014

Thiago Macieira wrote:

> On Monday 17 November 2014 02:55:33 Kevin Kofler wrote:
>> Yet Phonon officially supports GStreamer 1 now, QtMultimedia still
>> doesn't. These are the kinds of things we notice as GNU/Linux
>> distributors, not whether some developer adds some new feature to the
>> legacy GStreamer 0.10 backend.
> Which just goes to show how misguided the distributions are under that
> philosophy that usually comes from the GNOME world. Developers don't care
> about having the latest version, they care about getting work done.
> Updating just because the library is newer and cleaner is not enough; they
> need to get something in return.

In fairness in this context, gst-0.10 is no longer supported (by gstreamer 
upstream developers), whereas gst-1 is.

-- Rex

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