Collabora and Fluendo launch GStreamer SDK
Consulting company Collabora and Linux multimedia specialists Fluendo have launched an SDK for the open source GStreamer framework. The SDK is available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X and aims to give application developers the tools to easily incorporate GStreamer into their projects by providing a pre-built version of the framework. With the launch, both companies want to emphasise and encourage commercial use of the framework.
GStreamer is widely used by Linux desktop applications such as the media players Rhythmbox, Banshee and Amarok as well as messaging client Empathy, video editor PiTiVi and many others. It can be used for cross-platform development and also runs on Windows and Mac OS X .
Alongside the SDK release, a new web site for GStreamer has been launched, providing links to the SDK and documentation for the framework. Newly added documentation includes a guide to deploying applications and instructions for installing the SDK on all three major platforms. The SDK is licensed under the LGPLv2.1, with some optional packages being licensed GPLv2 or later.