Re: [hackers] [PATCH] [sent] Quick patch to replace png with farbfeld

From: FRIGN <>
Date: Tue, 17 Nov 2015 17:22:18 +0100

On Tue, 17 Nov 2015 15:01:40 +0000
Dimitris Papastamos <> wrote:

Hey Dimitris,

> Very quick and dirty patch. This is intended to generate a discussion
> on the applicability of farbfeld in sent. I can polish the patch
> later depending on the outcome of the discussion.

I really like this patch. Farbfeld contains some ingenious ideas, and
blessing sent with it was a change due to happen.

Now, to dive into this idea a bit more, farbfeld is a great intermediate
format. If you store farbfeld without compression on your hard drive, you
kind of missed the point of it.
Farbfeld is very unixy, as it benefits from pipelined-solutions. sent is
not a pipe-based system, and to be honest, I've not yet come up with a
good way to either decompress farbfeld-compressed images or ad-hoc running
png's through png2ff and supplying the stream to the program.

Any ideas in this direction are much appreciated.



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