[RFC][PATCH] remove gdk-pixbuf and use libpng

Tiago Vignatti tiago.vignatti at nokia.com
Wed Feb 9 04:57:06 PST 2011

On 02/09/2011 02:11 PM, ext Joakim Sindholt wrote:
> I think it would make more sense to write a generalized backend-driven
> system so distributions that don't wish to ship gdk-pixbuf, or libpng
> for that matter, can simply write a backend suitable for their needs.

For the time being, Wayland compositor and clients that we have at 
freedesktop.org are meant for demo only, and no distribution should pack 
them. We should keep them as simple as possible and lean enough to 
evaluate the protocol.

Therefore, the idea of the patch is to make the implementation simpler 
and not to increase the complexity, introducing things like a backend 
for image conversion.

Thanks for the comments, Joakim.


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