Re: Dropping 'fringe' pixbuf loaders
- Date: Fri, 25 Sep 2015 06:28:57 -0400
- From: Matthias Clasen <matthias.clasen@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Dropping 'fringe' pixbuf loaders
On Thu, Sep 24, 2015 at 5:57 PM, Petr Tomasek <tomasek@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hello Matthias!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
> 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.
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
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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