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Re: [ApacheGallery] GIF files
I think it did expire but I'm not sure.
If it has or it hasn't that patent issue left enough of a bad taste in the mouth
of the OSS community that I doubt we'll ever see widespread gif support where it
doesn't exist already.
png's are just as good anyway.
On Fri, 3 Oct 2003, TK wrote:
> [email protected] wrote:
> >gifs arn't supported at all. This is basicly a patent issue.
> >the png file format is supported, (though you might see some issues with pngs if
> >you're running a current version of RedHat as I am).
> >Use gif2png to convert the gifs.
> >On Fri, 3 Oct 2003, TK wrote:
> >>I have an existing directory containing jpg files and Gallery works
> >>fine on them. Now I moved some gif files to the directory, and they are
> >>not showing in the index page, even after I restarted apache server.
> >>These gif files have identical permission settings to the jpg files. And
> >>I can access individual files by type the url
> >>(http://server.com/dir/mypic.gif), but Gallery doesn't seem to pick them
> >>up at all. My question is, does Gallery support gif format at all? what
> >>file formats are supported?
> >>users mailing list
> >>[email protected]
> Thank both for the replies. But I thought Unisys's patent on gif has
> expired earlies this year, isn't it?
> Anyway, I will probably just run gif2png...
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