100 commits in GStreamer


It’s been 3 years since I’ve started working on GStreamer, meanwhile I contributed over 100 commits fortunately!

Let’s look at my commits in each project in GStreamer.

Now that I write this article, I have made 128 commits.

In Samsung Electronics, which was my previous company that I had been working for, I had a chance to work on gstreamer, which is main multimedia framework on Tizen. Since then, I realized that there are lots of opportunity in open source world and I started enjoying contribution to this project.

This is my first commit:

Yes. It’s just a fix typo. This landed in just five minutes after I proposed and I realized that maintainers are looking at all issues in bugzilla. To be honest, I doubted it a bit. :P

Looking at other commits that I was really happy with.

While I was working on gst-rtsp-server at that time, I found it’s not working properly for RTP retransmission on the server. I reported the issue and discussion went very positive, then my proposed patches landed finally thanks to Sebastian.

This was enhancement of infrastructure for RTSP/RTP in GStreamer, which is providing a way to report stats for sender/receiver.

Then I contributed huge patches of creating new APIs for transformation between SDP and GstCaps including removing duplicated codes. Thanks, Sebastian again.

Until this time I focused on RTSP/RTP streaming on server side since I was working on Miracast on Tizen which uses gst-rtsp-server. At this time I started looking for company so that I could work on open source more closely. Eventually I found Igalia, which is doing great work in open source world including Webkit, Chromium and GStreamer.

Since I joined Igalia I have been focusing on gstreamer-vaapi with my great colleague Victor, who is one of maintainers of GStreamer project. I got to have much more chances to contribute than before. As I said, I worked on RTSP server side before, which means that I should focus on encoder, muxer and networking stuff. But since this move, I got started focusing on playback including decoder and sink to be playable on various platforms.

These are my best patches I think.

By this set of patches, performance of playback on GL/VAAPI has been improved dramatically.

Besides, I have contributed some patches that improve vaapi decoder and encoder, most of them is for h264, which also makes me happy.

During the last three years I worked for GStreamer, I grew up with more capability of SW development, the idea of open source and more deep insight for the world of software. I give a deep appreciation for Igalia that gave me this opportunity, and also I thank you, Victor, for giving me a lot of motivation.

Even at this moment, I’m still working, enjoying and sometimes struggling with GStreamer. I really want to keep continuing this work and find a chance to contribute something new which could be applied on GStreamer.

Thanks for reading!