Olivier Galibert <galibert(a)pobox.com> writes:
On Fri, Jul 24, 1998 at 07:29:04PM -0400, Kyle Jones wrote:
> Since XV and ImageMagick display images much more
> reliably than XEmacs, maybe we should be asking John Bradshaw
> and/or the ImageMagick folks where they get their weed. I bet
> it's all custom code, instead of these finicky libraries.
xv uses libjpeg, libtiff and libpng. Only the gif code is custom.
This may be considered as good news. It means it is possible to do
something very stable with these libraries.
What I think is a bit wierd is that I (obsensibly the one doing most
of the maint/meddling of the image code) have not had ANY image
related crashes since 20.4. Some image artifacts, yes, and we've
managed to clean those up (there is still something wierd about mouse
cursors, but I'm not playing with that right now). I use XEmacs quite
a bit for image display via image mode, as well as via gnus and
email. As I guess I'm the one who's mucked up the image code the
most, I will fix any problem that I can reproduce. Send me the
broken files or whatever, and try to give me as much info about your
environment as you can. I have access to HPUX, Solaris-x86 2.6, Linux
and IRIX 6.2/6.3 at the moment, so I can probably duplicate quite a
variety of setups.
I want this crap stable, dammit! :-/
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