Re: gdk-pixbuf external conversion?

>>>>> In article <>, Ian McKellar <> writes:

    Ian> On Sat, Jun 17, 2000 at 02:55:00PM +0200, Lauris Kaplinski wrote:
    >> The screenshooter uses excellent application (convert?) to do all its
    >> conversion. IMHO something such should be semi-standard part of gnome
    >> itself, maybe as part of bigger file conversion framework.

    Ian> No!

    Ian> Down that path there is much pain and suffering. convert will sometimes
    Ian> halt indefinately. It also doesn't solve the right problem. If we adopt
    Ian> this then nobody will write loaders for gdk-pixbuf.

    Ian> Ian [whose system is often haunted by convert and xcftopnm processes]

The advantage of using a legacy module rather than an external program
is that the legacy module will likely be compatible with the actual
library (if distributed together), while external programs could be
incompatible depending on the version used.


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