OK, Xuggler 2.1 started as a ‘bug fix’ release but it’s taken a little longer than we meant for it to. Not because of bugs though — Robert and I have been hard at work at some new features.
We’d hoped to get it out tomorrow, but we still have a few things to do to close it out (mostly around documentation, demos and tutorials). Instead, it will ship a week later, on Friday June 5th (which is my birthday by the way. gifts accepted). That’s a hard date folks. Mark them calendars!
A heads up on the release:
- The Xuggler API will be 99% backwards compatible between 2.1 and 2.0 (assuming you’re not using marked “Internal Only” classes) with one exception: The MediaReader API which we introduced in 2.0 has
- changed. It’s moved to a new location, and it’s gotten some friends. Don’t worry too much about it if you haven’t checked it out yet, but if you have, sorry, but we promise you’ll like the new stuff.
- We’re changing (for a variety of reasons) the license on Xuggler 2.1 to the GNU Affero General Public License. More on that next week.
- With the exception of the MediaReader API changes and some documentation, everything else is done. If you want a sneak peek check out the latest builds on http://build.xuggle.com/. We’ll detail all the changes in the release notes next week, but I know some of you like to poke at things early.
Thanks for your understanding,
– Art & Robert