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Re: Bug#208508: bitmap vectorizers



On Mon, Sep 08, 2003 at 08:46:53PM +0200, Artur R. Czechowski wrote:
> [ note: I have no interests in denying any of those packages, there is ]
> [ a result of digging through wnpp bugs                                ]
> 
> Hello,
> There are two packages looking similar:
> #206859: O: autotrace -- Bitmap to vector graphics converter
> #208508: ITP: potrace -- utility to transform bitmaps into vector graphics
> 
> Maybe them should be compared and better one schould be choosed?
Sure. Why not, but who would be the "compariser" ? ;)
http://autotrace.sourceforge.net/screenshot.gif
http://potrace.sourceforge.net/samples.html

I can't adopt autotrace because it's too dificult for me right now.
It has his own library and many dependencies. I am learning packaging yet. 
Autotrace last version was released on 11 September 2002. That's almost
one year of inactivity. Besides IMHO potrace output looks much better. 
Last but not least why Debian shouldn't has two (or more) tracing packages? 
He has many web servers, mail servers and so on.

regards
fEnIo
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