[ACTION NO LONGER REQUIRED] Retired packages for F-17
Bruno Wolff III
bruno at wolff.to
Mon Mar 5 13:50:46 UTC 2012
On Mon, Mar 05, 2012 at 13:44:34 +0000,
"Richard W.M. Jones" <rjones at redhat.com> wrote:
> Well I take back some of what I said before. In the new version
> (4.0.1) the cut-and-paste C code for reading and writing images has
> been replaced with use of the appropriate libraries (libpng, libjpeg,
> libungif, freetype). This is very encouraging, and shows that this
> new upstream is back on track.
> I'm still dubious about the image processing code, since that seems to
> duplicate the functionality of things like cairo, but at least (a)
> it's written in OCaml so it'll be robust from buffer overflows etc,
> and (b) it's not likely to be security sensitive because it doesn't
> read directly from image files.
> Anyhow, go for it, don't let me discourage anyone from packaging
> things for Fedora.
Thanks for the comments. Having another person take a quick look at it
and have good things to say (at least relative to the old version)
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