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Updated: jpeg-6b-8, NEW: libjpeg6b-6b-8

The jpeg package has been updated to version 6b-8. This IS NOT a 64bit, cygwin-1.5.0 test release. It is a cygwin-1.3.22 release; upgrade now. However, the upcoming 64bit release will have a DLL with a new name, because it uses libtool to build. Therefore, the purpose of this release is to split the package into two:

  jpeg-6b-8      - contains everything but the DLL
  libjpeg6b-6b-8 - contains only the DLL

This is the ONLY change between 6b-7 and 6b-8

Charles Wilson


To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the web page.  This downloads setup.exe
to your system.

Run setup and answer all of the questions.  Note that you can
no longer download directly from; use a
mirror.  The mirrors below have the latest version of this
package: (US) (Korea) (UK)

The setup.exe program will figure out what needs to be updated on your
system and should install the jpeg package automatically.

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o The semi-official 'lossless jpeg' patch is included in this build, and
is distributed as part of the source archive (see below). The lossless
jpeg patch is NOT related to the "new" JPEG2000 specification.
JPEG2000 is NOT supported by this package.

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