Re: Linking against libjpeg ?

Subject: Re: Linking against libjpeg ?
From: Hubert Figuiere (
Date: Wed Apr 18 2001 - 11:48:26 CDT

On mercredi, avril 18, 2001, at 05:02 , Paolo Molaro wrote:

> On unix at least, it would be far better to use gdk-pixbuf:
> 1) it's a lot smaller
> 2) it's faster
> 3) it loads the image libs at runtime only when needed
> 4) it will come anyway for free with Gtk 2.0

Perhaps this is a good way to experiment "local to platform"
translators. I have some ideas on how to implement it. BTW this make it
an *option* so that no one is forced to use it. Free to the packagers
(Debian, RedHat, Ximian, etc.) to provide it.
Since once we import a picture we convert it to PNG (and I hope JPEG and
SVG depending on the format), there is no problem with the file
exanching later across different platforms.

Having dynamic importer loading would be the cherry on the top.

Ah and this apply to ImageMagick, but probably in the XP land.


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