Re: [dev] [sent] 0.1 release

From: FRIGN <>
Date: Tue, 17 Nov 2015 17:26:39 +0100

On Tue, 17 Nov 2015 14:32:33 +0100
ACE <> wrote:

Hey ACE,

> Ouch, I feel like this deters me from using sent. None of my existing
> tools create farbfeld images. The lack of widespread use of farbfeld
> will likely result in me not using farbfeld and likely deter me from
> using sent.
> I realise libpng support can be kept via patches, but it feels like a
> annoyance at that point.
> Therefore I hope that png support will be kept in the official versions.
> I feel like jpg would be more appealing vs farbfeld if multiple formats
> are to be supported.
> I get the feeling that I'm not alone with this opinion.

being the creator of farbfeld, you may be surprised that I can definitely
agree to the point you have given. The idea behind farbfeld is not to
force you to store your images in this format, but to separate the image
format handling from the program.
Only allowing farbfeld-images for sent is a solution I wouldn't desire
either. Converting each image you have to farbfeld would be painful and
cumbersome. A better way, as I suggested at hackers_AT_, would be to find
a way to ad-hoc convert png's, gif's, whatever, to farbfeld.
This would simplify the sent-code dramatically and also actually bring
the benefits of the farbfeld format.



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