#40 Please capability of compiling Freeimage using external libs

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2014-01-20
2012-02-27
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I'd like to see Freeimage designed from upstream to allow compiling using external libraries (system png, jpeg, tiff, and so forth). This has been primariliy a concern for Gentoo. It has long been maintained for Gentoo by a gentleman who patches it heavily to use system libraries, but this sometimes causes conflicts by Freeimage attempting to use features that have been deprecated in newer versions of system libraries (as recently happened with Tiff 4.0). If you are interested, I'm sure the maintainer for Gentoo would be happy to assist you since he's been producing patches for Freeimage already, but it also means there is often a delay between a newrelease of Freeimage and it's availability to Gentoo.

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