We're hiring!
*

GStreamer Spring Hackfest 2016

Olivier Crête avatar

Olivier Crête
May 25, 2016

Share this post:

Reading time:

After missing the last few GStreamer hackfests I finally managed to attend this time. It was held in Thessaloniki, Greece’s second largest city. The city is located by the sea side and the entire hackfest and related activities were either directly by the sea or just a couple blocks away.

Collabora was very well represented, with Nicolas, Mathieu, Lubosz also attending.

Nicolas concentrated his efforts on making kmssink and v4l2dec work together to provide zero-copy decoding and display on a Exynos 4 board without a compositor or other form of display manager. Expect a blog post soon  explaining how to make this all fit together.

Lubosz showed off his VR kit. He implemented a viewer for planar point clouds acquired from a Kinect. He’s working on a set of GStreamer plugins to play back spherical videos. He’s also promised to blog about all this soon!

Mathieu started the hackfest by investigating the intricacies of Albanian customs, then arrived on the second day in Thessaloniki and hacked on hotdoc, his new fancy documentation generation tool. He’ll also be posting a blog about it, however in the meantime you can read more about it here.

As for myself, I took the opportunity to fix a couple GStreamer bugs that really annoyed me. First, I looked into bug #766422: why glvideomixer and compositor didn’t work with RTSP sources. Then I tried to add a ->set_caps() virtual function to GstAggregator, but it turns out I first needed to delay all serialized events to the output thread to get predictable outcomes and that was trickier than expected. Finally, I got distracted by a bee and decided to start porting the contents of docs.gstreamer.com to Markdown and updating it to the GStreamer 1.0 API so we can finally retire the old GStreamer.com website.

I’d also like to thank Sebastian and Vivia for organising the hackfest and for making us all feel welcomed!

GStreamer Hackfest Venue

Original post

Related Posts

Related Posts

Comments (0)


Add a Comment






Allowed tags: <b><i><br>Add a new comment:


Search the newsroom

Latest Blog Posts

The latest on cmtp-responder, a permissively-licensed MTP responder implementation

12/06/2024

Part 3 of the cmtp-responder series with a focus on USB gadgets explores several new elements including a unified build environment with…

A roadmap for VirtIO Video on ChromeOS: part 3

06/06/2024

The final installment of a series explaining how Collabora is helping shape the video virtualization story for Chromebooks with a focus…

Hacking on the PipeWire GStreamer elements

05/06/2024

Last week I attended the GStreamer spring hackfest in Thessaloniki to work on the PipeWire GStreamer elements and connect with the community.

Transforming speech technology with WhisperLive

28/05/2024

The world of AI has made leaps and bounds from what It once was, but there are still some adjustments required for the optimal outcome.…

Re-converging control flow on NVIDIA GPUs - What went wrong, and how we fixed it

25/04/2024

While I managed to land support for two extensions, implementing control flow re-convergence in NVK did not go as planned. This is the story…

Automatic regression handling and reporting for the Linux Kernel

14/03/2024

In continuation with our series about Kernel Integration we'll go into more detail about how regression detection, processing, and tracking…

Open Since 2005 logo

We use cookies on this website to ensure that you get the best experience. By continuing to use this website you are consenting to the use of these cookies. To find out more please follow this link.

Collabora Ltd © 2005-2024. All rights reserved. Privacy Notice. Sitemap.