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#1161 new enhancement

Add thorn libwebp

Reported by: Erik Schnetter Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: EinsteinToolkit thorn Version:
Keywords: Cc:

Description

Webp is an image format that is superior to png, and may supercede it at some point. We should have an external library to support it.

See <https://code.google.com/p/webp/>.

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comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by Frank Löffler

You are welcome to. What would you use it for?

It looks like major browsers (like firefox) will not support it for quite a while, for different (and as I read difficult, political) reasons. We shouldn't rely on people being able to display such files for a while it seems.

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by Frank Löffler

Having said that (and in order to resolve the issue one way or another): should a repo be created or not?

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by Roland Haas

If we have no thorn that actually uses it (a la IOJPEG), I am not sure I see the need (but if someone wants to package it up this is also fine with me -- as long as it does not break compiles, take long to compile or add extra dependencies :-) ). If someone wants to update eg IOJPEG with extra formats then this would seem to make more sense to have the external library.

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by Erik Schnetter

Let's close it until someone either needs this, or volunteers to do this.

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