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Re: Bug#200332: O: netpbm -- Graphics conversion tools

On Mon, Jul 07, 2003 at 06:40:04PM +0200, Andreas Barth wrote:
> As you said, we should make at least a silent transition. IMHO we
> should split netpbm to a netpbm-legacy (to where all the programms are
> transfered) and then substitut the programms on a step-by-step basis
> with wrappers to usable[1] programms in netpbm-* (or already existing)
> packages). [1] "usable" means: have usable licences and a manpage.

Also usable means that the program is not imagemagick. I am really sick
of tools that read any image they should process (even for something
simple like shrinking) in 48 bit true color into memory. The netpbm tools
are far more efficient in this respect.

Michael Karcher
> [Microsoft wirbt:] "Ein offenes Betriebssystem kann schon mal mutieren."
Mutieren tun vor allem MS-proprietäre Dateiformate.

                            -- Frank Fürst in <8sv525$llg3f$1@fu-berlin.de>

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