libjpeg for F14

Alexander Larsson alexl at
Tue May 25 13:27:03 UTC 2010

On Mon, 2010-05-24 at 13:24 +0100, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> On Sat, May 22, 2010 at 05:55:39PM +0200, Xose Vazquez Perez wrote:
> > The libjpeg version(6b) in Fedora is quite old(27-Mar-1998).
> > And newer versions were released on:
> > 
> > Version 7   27-Jun-2009
> > Version 8   10-Jan-2010
> > Version 8a  28-Feb-2010
> > Version 8b  16-May-2010
> > <>
> libjpeg has an odd upstream.  We needed some build fixes to be
> included for the Windows cross-compiler, but found the current
> upstream to be unresponsive (although at least they're making releases
> now ...)
> There's also this project, to add hardware acceleration (SSE and so
> on) to libjpeg:
> If we're going to switch, maybe this is a good choice.

I did some profiling of this for the spice project, and it performed
very well. I would very much like this to be in fedora, either as a
separate library or as a replacement for libjpeg.

It is binary compatible with libjpeg, but contains some extra API not
supported by the normal libjpeg.

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