Free GIF graphics driver for GCG (8.1)

Peter Rice pmr at sanger.ac.uk
Fri Dec 17 15:50:54 EST 1999

mathog at seqaxp.bio.caltech.edu writes:

> This directory contains my GIF driver for GCG 8.1.  The driver is based on
> GD 1.3 by Thomas Boutell.  It has been tested on OpenVMS but should work
> correctly on Unix too.  However, since I don't have a GCG Unix system I
> can't provide installation instructions for that.  Note also that the 
> graphics driver on VMS is compiled using /STANDARD=VAXC because it breaks
> in the parts provided by GCG without it.  You will likely have to use an
> equally sloppy compiler mode on Unix. For instance, what "cc" with no args
> will give you. 

What is the current status of the GD library and the GIF patent?

http://www.boutell.com/gd/ now only offers a GIF-free version of the
GD library (1.7.3) and says GIF support was removed in version 1.6
even though non-LZW GIF support was introduced in the 1.3 version you
used. It also states that GIF versions are not currently available.

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