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Bug#717076: Bug#632949: Bug#717076: tech-ctte: Decide what jpeg library the Debian project will use

On Thu, Jul 25, 2013 at 09:16:06AM -0700, Don Armstrong wrote:
> On Thu, 25 Jul 2013, Mike Gabriel wrote:
> This is a good start. However, the package should also build libjpeg-dev
> or whatever is appropriate so that the transition can be completely
> tested. It would also be good to have all of the packages which depend
> on libjpeg-dev built with this transition package, and a select few
> tested without being rebuilt.[1]
> Finally, what is the status of upstream supporting SmartScale?
> What are the downsides of Debian not supporting it? [Does Debian ship
> any images which use it?]

SmartScale is a way to rescale standard JPEG images, often before uncompressing
them.  For example you can use it to convert a standard 128x128 JPEG image to a
256x256 PNG image, or a 64x64 PNG image. see djpeg(1). There is no need to have
any SmartScale encoded image for SmartScale to be useful.

Bill. <ballombe@debian.org>

Imagine a large red swirl here. 

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