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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:
> >
> >  
> >
> >>Hi,
> >>
> >>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?
> >>
> >>Thanks.
> >>-tk.
> >>
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> >  
> >
> Thank both for the replies. But I thought Unisys's patent on gif has 
> expired earlies this year, isn't it?
> http://andrewsinclair.org/archive/000312.htm
> 
> Anyway, I will probably just run gif2png...
> Thanks,
> -tk.
> 
> 

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