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Re: [ITP] libungif-4.1.0-1


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:

What about
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).


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Lapo Luchini
Sent: Saturday, 13 July 2002 10:52 AM
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=)

@ libungif
sdesc: "Libungif is a library for using uncompressed GIFs"
category: Libs
requires: cygwin
curr: 4.1.0-1

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