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

From: ACE <>
Date: Tue, 17 Nov 2015 17:17:41 +0100

> 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.

Personally I don't see the advantage of using farbfeld over png. To me
this introduces a obstacle when using sent. I currently own no tools that
support farbfeld and I doubt any of my tools will support it. I suspect
that farbfeld will not gain a widespread use/support.

Your images will most likely exist in other formats; you have
essentially introduced another step when using images in sent. Therefore
I would no longer consider sent being a 'easy' tool to use as I would
likely first have to find a tool to convert my images into *.ff.

It seems like this patch only handles uncompressed farbfeld images, I
imagine that the size of a presentation would quickly become
unnecessarily large. Sure you could add other tools to handle
compression, which will result in added complexity/dependencies in the

I see nothing but downsides to using farbfeld exclusively.
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