GStreamer 1.16.0 Framework to Rolled Out

It's a cross-platform set of components for creating a wide range of multimedia applications, like media players or audio/video file converters, to VoIP apps
22 April 2019   289

After more than a year of development, GStreamer 1.16 was released. It is the C written cross-platform set of components for creating a wide range of multimedia applications, from media players and audio / video file converters, to VoIP applications and streaming systems. The GStreamer code is distributed under the LGPLv2.1 license.

Updates for the plug-ins gst-plugins-base, gst-plugins-good, gst-plugins-bad, gst-plugins-ugly, as well as the gst-libav to 1.16 is available. At the API and ABI level, the new release is backward compatible with branch 1.0. Binary assemblies will soon be prepared for Android, iOS, macOS and Windows (Linux is recommended to use packages from the distribution).

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NetworkManager 1.18 to be Available

Also, plug-ins with support of VPN, OpenConnect, PPTP, OpenVPN and OpenSWAN are developed in their own development cycles
22 April 2019   254

NetworkManager 1.18, an interface to simplify network configuration, is out. Plug-ins with support for VPN, OpenConnect, PPTP, OpenVPN and OpenSWAN are developed as part of own development cycles.

Main innovations of NetworkManager 1.18:

  • Added support for routing rules at the source address (policy routing), the need for which has matured after adding support for VPN WireGuard in the past release (needed to simplify the configuration of separate forward traffic forwarding to the VPN connection point address);
  • Added the ability to filter VLANs in network bridges;
  • Added support for TLV-structures LLDP (Link Layer Discovery Protocol) defined in the IEEE 802.1 and IEEE 802.3 standards for the exchange of information about the parameters of equipment in the local network;
  • The infiniband / IPoIB profiles provide the possibility of using large MTU values;
  • In the nmcli utility, the processing of lists of options with connection parameters has been improved.