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Re: libungif purpose?

On Fri, May 16, 2014 at 01:25:05PM +0200, Thomas Klausner wrote:
 > pkgsrc still contains libungif. My understanding was that this was a
 > stub library to be used when the GIF LZW patent was still applicable
 > to avoid having to pay for it, which only provided support for
 > uncompressed gif images.
 > Does anyone see a reason we should still have this and not just switch
 > to giflib completely?

I would guess that it's smaller; maybe someone cares for that
reason... otherwise I'd say it's probably time for it to be retired.

David A. Holland

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