#13 Multithreading for increased speed?

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nobody
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2013-09-26
2012-10-27
Mazaron
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Hi,

Are there any plans to make pngcrush multithreaded? Or at least an option to spawn multiple instances of pngcrush when using pngcrush on a directory of images?

Discussion

  • There's no such plan at the moment. It should be possible, though, because the trials are independent of each other.

     
  • Zack Weinberg
    Zack Weinberg
    2013-09-26

    FYI this was requested here as well: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=579820

    The -brute option of pngcrush is the ideal application scenario for taking advantage of a multi-core system. As it seems to be almost impossible to buy a new single-core server, desktop, or laptop system nowadays it would be really good to have multi-core support in pngcrush.

     
    Last edit: Zack Weinberg 2013-09-26