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From Clay Leeds <cle...@medata.com>
Subject Re: Remove image.JimiImage from HEAD?
Date Fri, 01 Oct 2004 21:59:48 GMT
On Oct 1, 2004, at 2:30 PM, Jeremias Maerki wrote:
> On 01.10.2004 18:06:13 Clay Leeds wrote:
>> Please clarify:
>> As the Subject implies, Glen's original message indicated he wanted to
>> remove Jimi (I understand that won't be the case now). He said nothing
>> of removing JAI, and as far as I understand, FOP-1.0 will still need
>> JAI for PNG support (please correct me if I'm wrong).
>
> Nobody talks about removing JAI support.

Just wanted to be sure... I saw the following and was confused:

On Oct 1, 2004, at 6:39 AM, Jeremias Maerki wrote:
> Not a stupid question at all, but no, with FOP 0.20.5 you still need
> either JIMI or JAI for PNG support. But it may well be that the next 
> FOP
> version will support PNG without an additional library. For now, you're
> stuck, though.

"But it may well be that the next FOP will support PNG without an 
additional library."

>> Will JAI be required by FOP-1.0 for PNG and also be required for some
>> subformats of TIFF[1]?
>
> Yes, except that we can use the ImageIO API from JDK 1.4 and later.
> But in the end ImageIO also uses JAI codecs to support the different
> formats. We could also have another look at open source codecs to
> support PNG and TIFF etc.
>
> Jeremias Maerki

Maybe the idea of adding open source codecs is what you were referring 
to. Thanks for the response...

Web Maestro Clay


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