Re: GSoC/Outreachy ideas for gdk-pixbuf
- Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2017 15:05:47 +0100
- From: Bastien Nocera <hadess@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: GSoC/Outreachy ideas for gdk-pixbuf
On Mon, 2017-01-09 at 16:50 +0530, Nirbheek Chauhan wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 6, 2017 at 7:31 PM, Bastien Nocera <hadess@xxxxxxxxxx>
> > 2) Use giflib to load GIF files
> > Again, the gif loader is kind of hard to read and maintain and
> > giflib
> > seems to be well maintained. It would start with a new loader,
> > which we
> > could force load and check that it can pass all the test cases we
> > have
> > for the home-made GIF loader, and then use it to fix the additional
> > bugs.
> > This would be a single GSoC, with 1) being used to become familiar
> > with
> > gdk-pixbuf loaders, and 2) the actual target.
> It would also be an interesting/useful project to add Rust-based
> pixbuf loaders which can then replace the C-based ones once they're
> working at-par (or close enough).
> I remember hearing Federico mention that he'd be interested in
> on that himself—perhaps he'd also be interested in mentoring someone
> to work on that?
I'd wait to see how the librsvg partial port pans out.
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