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Re: [avr-libc-dev] pngtopnm

From: E. Weddington
Subject: Re: [avr-libc-dev] pngtopnm
Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 09:48:36 -0700

On 11 Nov 2002 at 15:56, Joerg Wunsch wrote:

> As E. Weddington wrote:
> > > They belong to the popular netpbm graphics conversion program set.
> > > Since netpbm basically just converts files, it should be portable
> > > to any environment that conforms to ANSI/ISO C.
> > Yeah, "should be portable", but I'm dealing with Windoze. I'm not
> > about to go off and create a port of graphics software that's really
> > just auxillary to get a compiler up and running.
> Well, even if you got pnmtopng to compile (which should be possible,
> Windows is explicitly mentioned as supported on Netpbm's project
> page), you'd still be faced with the problem to get doxygen for
> Windows...

Got it. Doxygen has a Windows install.

> > > Do you have a ppmtogif tool for Win32?  
> > 
> > No. fig2dev came with ppm2pcx and gif2pnm. And cygwin came with
> > ppm2tiff.
> That's not very much. ;-)  Netpbm comes with about 150 conversion
> tools...

Woo hoo!
> > Why does the .fig have to be a part of the source? Why not convert
> > it to .png before adding it to CVS and leave out all this conversion
> > in the make?
> See Ted's reply.  Btw., we'd need to keep redundant copies of the
> files in CVS if we did this (one JPEG and one PNG for each source
> image).  Also, since xfig files are basically plain ASCII only, it was
> not too difficult to resolve the CVS conflict when Ted and i started
> to edit these files simultaneously...

Replied to Ted's reply. Agree it's a Good Thing.

Thanks for the info about Netpbm!


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