[IcedTea6 1.10] RFC: Add support for libpng 1.5

Xerxes Rånby xerxes at zafena.se
Thu Mar 31 01:08:15 PDT 2011

On 2011-03-30 01:38, Dr Andrew John Hughes wrote:
> On 16:30 Tue 29 Mar     , Xerxes Rånby wrote:
>> On 2011-03-29 16:12, Dr Andrew John Hughes wrote:
>>> The attached patch adds support for libpng 1.5 and was contributed
>>> by Alexis Ballier via the Gentoo bug database:
>>> https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=356743
>>> The patch is already on HEAD and I'd like to add it to the 1.10
>>> branch.  It still compiles fine against libpng 1.4.5.
>>> Ok for 1.10?

>> What are the lowest version of libpng that we want to support?
> Well let's see what the results are first, but if it's a choice of
> supporting 1.5 or 1.2 in 1.10, then we need to support 1.5 as 1.10 is
> going to be around for a while.
> I'm surprised any distro using something as new as 1.10 is still on
> such an older version of libpng.

Yes the world are full of surprises :)

The icedtea6-jaunty-ia32 builder that uses libpng 1.2.27 have built fine 
using this patch applied on HEAD.

I am all in favour for pushing this patch into 1.10 as well.

Please commit.


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