Re: State of gdk-pixbuf

On Thu, 2014-10-23 at 08:39 +0200, Ignacio Casal Quinteiro wrote:
Hi Bastien,

for what is worth here are the pathes that we need to apply downstream
on windows:

It would be great if you could review the patches that are already in
bugzilla, and make sure that gdk-pixbuf upstream is usable for Windows.


On Thu, Oct 23, 2014 at 4:31 AM, Bastien Nocera <hadess hadess net>
        I've spent a couple of days triaging all the gdk-pixbuf bugs,
        patches, and testing what was testable. The bugs left over
        fall in a few categories:
        - Bugs or feature requests in the loaders. There's quite a few
        of them
        that could probably be handled in minutes, or maybe in a
        couple of hours
        if one doesn't know a particular format. It would be great to
        have an
        OPW or GSoC project based on those.
        - API additions. A few of those for animation features which
        we might or
        might not want to support, quite a few for async versions of
        functions, or variants of existing functions (stream-based
        - GDI loader bugs
        - Pixops bugs (Argh [1])
        - Handling of huge images
        - Cairo interaction support
        The last 3 are related in that GdkPixbuf is a format that
        doesn't lend
        itself to handling big images (especially black and white
        pictures would
        balloon in memory usage), and that its coverage for
        acceleration in
        manipulation and compositing is small (basically unaccelerated
        anything but 32-bit x86 and Solaris).
        I think we need to start looking at a replacement for pixops,
        and a
        replacement for the GdkPixbuf format.
        I'm particularly interested to know what cairo, pixman and
        other image
        manipulation libraries can do for us. Benjamin surely has
        comments[2] :)
        PS: Now is a good time to look at your pet feature, dig in a
        little, and
        get your patches reviewed.
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