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Bug#717076: tech-ctte: Decide what jpeg library the Debian project will use

On Tue, Jul 16, 2013 at 04:08:33PM +0200, Ondřej Surý wrote:
> Package: tech-ctte
> Severity: normal
> Hash: SHA1
> Dear Technical Committee,
> I have raised the question of libjpeg8 vs. jpeg-turbo as a default
> libjpeg library for Debian in debian-devel[1], but we were not able to
> reach a consensus.  I spoke to our DPL and he recommended to fill a
> tech-ctte bug, since this is exactly the kind of problems the
> tech-ctte should have final word.
> 1. <CALjhHG9iNiA6kXfo0M+vgo-+xGZjpiX8jNXJguXv=REc9deGew@mail.gmail.com>
> The current libjpeg* world looks like this (Bill please correct me
> if I made a mistake somewhere).
> There's a IJG libjpeg implementation (where IJG has nothing to do with
> former IJG which created libjpeg6).  The current maintainer (Guido
> Vollbeding) of IJG libjpeg is adding library features not blessed by
> JPEG commitee and he seems to add new features he pushes without
> coordination of ISO (SmartScale).  Also it seems that current IJG is
> not very healthy open-source project - the upstream maintainer seems
> to be hostile and there's no bug tracker, no mailing list, no online
> repository, no instructions how to propose new feature, where to send
> bugfixes etc.

I am not going to answer such drivel. You will have to contend with what I 
sent to debian-devel. Show a bit of respect.

It has never been required of free software projects to restrict themselves to
the features mandated by a standard.

Bill. <ballombe@debian.org>

Imagine a large red swirl here. 

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