Re: imlib uses ImageMagick to convert png -> pnm?

James Henstridge wrote:
> Do you have libpng installed on your system?  It is the library that is
> used to load PNGs into imlib.  Unfortunately version 1.0.2 had some
> problems, so imlib doesn't use that version of the library even if it is
> installed.  You really need libpng-1.0.1, or maybe libpng-1.0.3 (I don't
> know about .3, but .1 works).
> If you are using redhat linux, get the libpng and libpng-devel packages
> from your local rh5.1 mirror.
> James Henstridge.
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> On Fri, 29 Jan 1999, Brian J. Murrell wrote:
> > I noticed while doing some stracing that my imlib (specifically when the panel
> > starts) is calling ImageMagick's "convert" utility to load each and every .png
> > file!  Like wow, what an overhead!  So I figure I must be missing something
> > for imlib to have to fallback to exec()ing an external utility to convert
> > something as plentifully used as PNGs.
> >
> > Any idea what I have missing?  I have been through the configure output and
> > don't seen anything missing that looks like it would cause this.
> >
> > Thanx,
> > b.

I think that 1.0.3 was released because of the problems raster found in

    Jim Cape

    "All animals are equal, some animals
     are more equal than others."
         -- George Orwell, Animal Farm

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