[Members] XSF roadmap

Matthew Wild mwild1 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 10 16:38:08 CST 2010


On 10 November 2010 22:31, Justin Karneges <justin at affinix.com> wrote:
>

> Implementing audio/video is hard, and it is still an ongoing effort.  I believe
> it is still possible, though rare, to have weird issues with GStreamer-based
> apps (essentially all of the open source IM clients) such as failed audio or
> one-way audio.  Traditionally, multimedia has not been a strong point of open
> source, but GStreamer represents one of our best efforts, and I do not think we
> are far away from a world where audio/video multimedia operates perfectly in
> free software.  Please note I am not talking about networking here, but just
> basic hardware and multimedia engine operation and the end of issues like "my
> microphone doesn't work in Windows".  In general, I think most Jingle failures
> today are about NAT, codec mismatches, and incomplete protocol (Jingle, ICE).
>

I largely agree. What would be most interesting would be a client that
(perhaps only in beta versions, or perhaps not) allows a user to
report when a Jingle call was unsuccessful for them. This would send
anonymised logs of the negotiation to the developers (and figure out
client versions where possible), and then it can then be decided
exactly what the real-life issues are...

We need more data :)

Matthew


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