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From Hasan Hasan <>
Subject Re: Imagemagick
Date Tue, 19 Oct 2010 06:21:16 GMT
I don't have more ideas. I think the best option is to donate the code to a
project outside apache.
if we choose to implement support for more versions of imagemagick without
lgpl code,
we will have to adapt the code to future versions of imagemagick.


On Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 10:57 PM, Reto Bachmann-Gmuer <>wrote:

> Hello
> For a long time CLEREZZA-265 has been open know, essentially the issues
> asks
> for support for newer versions of Imagemagick. The tests are only executed
> when the right Version of Imagemagick is available and apparently hang
> (according to CLEREZZA-326).
> Manuel has been working on CLEREZZA-265, unfortunately the chosen approach
> had to be reverted for license reasons (lgpl library).
> What shall we do? I see the following options:
>   - Ditch the imagemagick bundle. As CLEREZZA-265 got votes and Imagemagick
>   creates better quality images than the java2d libraries this is probably
> not
>   a very popular option.
>   - Implement support for more versions of Imagemagick without using LGPL
>   code, and fix the problem with hanging test. Due to the many Versions of
>   Imagemagick, I think this would be a big task.
>   - Donate Manuel's LGPL code to a project outside Apache that provides
>   Clerezza Bundles that cannot be part of an Apache project (in a future
>   Clerezza components and update manager such a project could then be in
> the
>   "multiverse" index... ).
> Other ideas?
> Manuel, as you worked with the code, could you estimate how much work it
> would be to fix CLEREZZA-265 without the LGPLed library?
> Cheers,
> reto

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