[Exherbo-dev] RFC: Switch default "jpeg" provider to jpeg-turbo

Kylie McClain somasissounds at gmail.com
Wed Mar 30 19:06:12 UTC 2016


On Wed, Mar 30, 2016 at 12:06 PM, Calvin Walton
<calvin.walton at kepstin.ca> wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> After zlin reported on IRC about a test failure when using "ijg-jpeg"
> implementation that don't happen for people using "jpeg-turbo", I was
> wondering why our default jpeg provider is still the ijg library.
>
> Many other distributions have switched to using jpeg-turbo (at least by
> default), including Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, RHEL, SUSE. As a result, a
> lot of current software isn't well tested with that library.
>
> As a bonus, jpeg-turbo has committed to maintaining abi stability - no
> more rebuilding lots of packages with a new major jpeg library release.
>
>
> And so I propose to change the default provider used in Exherbo to
> jpeg-turbo. Does anyone have any objections to that?

+1.

> There's still a couple packages that depend on media-libs/jpeg directly
> that should be taken care of, but since jpeg-turbo is compatible with
> the common jpeg-6b api, this usually just requires a dependency change
> (no patches).
>
> Obviously this would only change the default, and if someone wants to
> use one of the non-standard jpeg encodings supported by ijg's jpeg-8 or
> jpeg-9, they're welcome to switch it.
>
> --
> Calvin Walton <calvin.walton at kepstin.ca>
>
>
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