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

* Michael Karcher (michael.karcher@dpk.berlin.fido.de) [030712 22:50]:
> 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.

Of course usable means more than just these two rather formal points.
I would be glad if you're willing to help me.

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