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Description: Some extras to go with GifLib.
Download: giflib-extras.lha       (TIPS: Use the right click menu if your browser takes you back here all the time)
Size: 126kb
Version: 5.2.1
Date: 22 Sep 23
Author: Mike Steed
Submitter: Mike Steed
Email: 72207 463/compuserve com
Homepage: http://sourceforge.net/projects/giflib/
Requirements: giflib.lha
Category: development/library/graphics
License: Freeware
Distribute: yes
Min OS Version: 4.1
FileID: 12672
Comments: 0
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What is GifLib-Extras?

I wanted to use GifLib as part of my GifAnim v. 54 datatype, but the most recent
version on OS4Depot was 5.1.4, not the current 5.2.1. So I downloaded the 5.2.1
code, adapted it to compile on the Amiga, and put it to use.

While working with it and its included utility programs I discovered some bugs.
I fixed them and created new utilities that work properly. I also ported some of
the HTML documentation to AmigaGuide format, to make it handier to reference (no
need to run a web browser just to read the docs).

I had planned to release my updated GifLib 5.2.1 to OS4Depot, along with my
enhancements. But then Michael Trebilcock, who also did the earlier GifLib port,
beat me to it by releasing his port of GifLib 5.2.1. Given that, there's no need
for my version.

However, I did want to make my enhancements available. So I created this
archive, which includes just the bug-fixed utilities and the AmigaGuide

GifLib-Extras contains the following directories:


GIFLIB_API.guide: An AmigaGuide version of the GifLib API documentation.

GIFLIB_Utilties.guide: An AmigaGuide version of the GifLib utilties
documentation. It includes descriptions of some utilities that are not part of
the Amiga version of GifLib 5.2.1, but which may be built using the official
GifLib source.

GIF89a.guide: An AmigaGuide version of the official GIF 89a specification.


Patches to the source code files giftext.c and giftool.c to fix bugs. These
patches may be applied to the official source to create bug-fixed versions of
the code. Includes details on the bugs.


Bug-fixed versions of the utilities giftext and giftool. Use these in place of
the utilities included with GifLib 5.2.1.

File Version Size Date OS Dls Readme
giflib.lha5.2.1571kb26 Jul 234.11¤ GIFLIB - A library for processing GIF images + tools
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