Adrian Page adrian at pagenet.plus.com
Fri Sep 16 16:58:20 CEST 2005

Boudewijn Rempt wrote:
> On Fri, 16 Sep 2005, Bart Coppens wrote:
>>On Friday 16 September 2005 16:42, Adrian Page wrote:
>>>Is it worth considering replacing ImageMagick with the forked
>>>GraphicsMagick (http://www.graphicsmagick.org/)? Part of their 'mission
>>>statement' is to provide a stable API, unlike ImageMagick. Quoting from
>>>their FAQ:
>>Oh that sounds like it would be a blessing (especially because psn says it
>>doesn't compile anymore now). Unfortunately, distros need to ship it, and
>>apparently at least debian stable doesn't have it :-/
> I don't know any distribution that actually ships graphicsmagick, which is
> one reason why I didn't try to switch to it already. The other reason is
> that there's not much development -- not even bugfixing or feature improvement,

Oh, ok. That's a shame.

> and finally, I always thought that one day we would leave *Magick completely
> behind us.

I'm in favour of that too. I fancy doing libpng and libtiff based 
filters at some point.


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