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Re: Dropping 'fringe' pixbuf loaders






On Thu, Sep 24, 2015 at 5:57 PM, Petr Tomasek <tomasek@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Mon, Sep 21, 2015 at 11:28:17AM -0400, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> After several rounds of fixing overflow and allocation failure issues in
> various loaders this cycle, I'm reconsidering following the suggestion in
> https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=721372
>
>   wbmp, tga, ras, qtif, pcx, ani... these are probably prime candidates for
> being removed.
>
> Before doing so, I want to ask if anybody is willing to step up and
> maintain these loaders.  Note that even if we drop these from gdk-pixbuf
> itself, they can be maintained out-of-tree... one of the advantages of
> having loaders as modules.
>
> Matthias
>

Hello Matthias!

Is it possible to add such modules as "third-party" module?
If so wouldn't it just be possible to create a github repository a move
these modules there - so that users can decide if they take the risk or
not?

Yes, gdk-pixbuf still supports loaders as modules. For example the svg loader is shipped with librsvg. So yes, it would be possible to create a github repository and host unmaintained loaders for irrelevant image formats there - I won't do that work, though.
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