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[ANNOUNCEMENT] New packages: gd, libgd-devel, libgd2
- From: Dr dot Volker dot Zell at oracle dot com
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2003 09:25:07 -0500 (EST)
- Subject: [ANNOUNCEMENT] New packages: gd, libgd-devel, libgd2
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
The package 'gd' with corresponding devel and runtime support is now available
with the Cygwin distribution.
gd is a graphics library. It allows your code to quickly draw images
complete with lines, arcs, text, multiple colors, cut and paste from other
images, and flood fills, and write out the result as a PNG or JPEG file. This
is particularly useful in World Wide Web applications, where PNG and JPEG are
two of the formats accepted for inline images by most browsers.
gd is not a paint program. If you are looking for a paint program, you are
looking in the wrong place. If you are not a programmer, you are looking in the
wrong place, unless you are installing a required library in order to run an
application. gd does not provide for every possible desirable graphics operation.
It is not necessary or desirable for gd to become a kitchen-sink graphics
package, but version 2.0 does include most frequently requested features,
including both truecolor and palette images, resampling (smooth resizing of
truecolor images) and so forth.
Questions on 'gd', as always, should be posted to the cygwin mailing list,
preferably with some mention of 'gd' in the header.
To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the http://cygwin.com/ web page. This downloads setup.exe to your
system. Save it and run setup, answer the questions and pick up
'%package%' from the 'XXX' category. This package includes the executable
and all documentation.
Note that downloads from sources.redhat.com (aka cygwin.com) aren't
allowed due to bandwidth limitations. This means that you will need
to find a mirror which has this update.
These mirrors already got the package, the others will probably have
the latest version of this package fairly soon:
In the US,
have reliable high bandwidth connections.
If you want to make a point or ask a question the Cygwin mailing
list is the appropriate place.
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