That was a crazy week. Let’s talk about what happened with 27.2 and what we had to do this past week.
With the Windows version of 27.2, we updated all of our dependencies. A dependency is a library made from external source code; something which is not OBS source code, but that OBS depends upon for major functionality and features. Sometimes this can be a feature such as software H.264 encoding, which relies on the x264 encoder library, or a feature such as the browser source, which relies on a much bigger dependency: Chromium (the browser engine that powers Google Chrome). More specifically, the browser source utilizes the Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) to render a webpage as a source, or to render a webpage as a panel inside of OBS.
First and foremost, we want to thank you all again for your incredible outpouring of love and support for OBS. Everyone on the team is incredibly thankful and humbled by your enthusiasm for what we do.
Second, we wanted to share some positive news: In the past few weeks, Jim and the team have been in discussion with Streamlabs, and together, we now have a plan moving forward.