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Re: [ITP] libungif-4.1.0-1
- From: Nicholas Wourms <nwourms at netscape dot net>
- To: Robert Collins <robert dot collins at syncretize dot net>
- Cc: 'Lapo Luchini' <lapo at lapo dot it>, 'CygWin-Apps' <cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Sat, 13 Jul 2002 18:54:05 -0400
- Subject: Re: [ITP] libungif-4.1.0-1
- References: <002b01c22abe$9b3ffcd0$0200a8c0@lifelesswks>
I believe Unisys have lost their patent. They have removed their
webpage regarding this issue and are no longer seeking damages. Just
thought I'd FYI. In any event...
Robert Collins wrote:
ldesc: "programs to convert GIF images
These are some programs that use libungif to convert images.
The libungif library is a specially modified version of giflib which
is free of the Unisys LZW patent. It can read all GIFs, but only
write uncompressed GIFs."
(Courtesy of debian).
[mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Lapo Luchini
Sent: Saturday, 13 July 2002 10:52 AM
To: Mailing@syncretize.net; List@syncretize.net:CygWin-Apps
Subject: [ITP] libungif-4.1.0-1
Libungif: a library for using uncompressed GIFs.
<here goes the ldesc>
Unfortunately I came up with no ldesc... the one on the site
is way too
long and I don't consider myself a skilled enough english writer to
write an official text =P
Anyone has ideas?
Maybe tomorrow I could think something.
Anyway libungif is useful to me to package imlib, which is
useful to me
to package freeciv with gtk support... but it's a good
library to read
GIF and to create uncompressed gif: it is so patent-unencumebered.
I think cygwin shouldn't go without it 0=)
sdesc: "Libungif is a library for using uncompressed GIFs"