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Re: [ApacheGallery] GIF files



It did expire - for north america.  It's got another year to go worldwide,
and therefore, rather than trying to make sure only north american people
could download the imlib with gif support, they (the imlib people) decided
to just not release any support for gif, until the patent expires world
wide.

Sundie..,.

> 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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