libjpeg for F14

Hans de Goede hdegoede at
Wed May 26 18:21:45 UTC 2010

Hi all,

On 05/22/2010 05:55 PM, Xose Vazquez Perez wrote:
> hi there,
> Can it be updated to upstream version in rawhide ?
> 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
> <>

May I point out that libjpeg version 7 and later add support
for the patented (and optional) arithmetic coding part of the
JPEG spec. So before we go any further in discussing whether
or not to switch to a newer libjpeg we first need to investigate
what the legal status of these newer versions is.



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