[mapserver-dev] Re: Decoupling Image creation from GD

Paul Ramsey pramsey at opengeo.org
Tue Nov 2 02:46:52 EDT 2010

Aha. Is the sandbox scheduled to land in 6.0 or 6.1?

On 2010-11-02, at 3:46 PM, thomas bonfort wrote:

> Paul,
> The code in my sandbox does that:
> - GD library and structure is used only when working in a PC256 format.
> - in RGB/RGBA, agg/cairo have their own memory structure, and there is
> custom code in the trunk based on libpng/libjpeg to compress that
> memory buffer.
> regards,
> thomas
> On Tue, Nov 2, 2010 at 07:23, Paul Ramsey <pramsey at opengeo.org> wrote:
>> Thomas,
>> At the last sprint, I think I asked you if there were any plans to
>> stop using GD to generate our final JPEG/PNG/etc images. When I look
>> at the AGG driver for example, all the work is done against the GD
>> image structure, which is finally passed to GD to create the image. I
>> vaguely remember at the time you said there was a plan to change to a
>> more standard RGBA structure and convert that to JPEG/PNG/etc
>> directly. Is that plan still in action or is it a Vague Future Notion?
>> Paul

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