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bug#4367: 23.1; unable to view this png image


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#4367: 23.1; unable to view this png image
Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2009 23:02:19 +0300

> From: "Xah Lee" <address@hidden>
> Cc: <address@hidden>
> Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2009 12:30:11 -0700
> 
> perhaps this is controversial... but doesn't FSF people want GNU Emacs to be 
> working out of the box on Windows?

Emacs works on Windows as well as it does on GNU/Linux.

> it is trivial to include the dll libs for images.

No, it isn't: there are various copyright issues, and sorting them out
takes effort.  Why bother if every interested user can easily download
these libraries from public sites, which are advertised in nt/INSTALL?

> The only reason i can think of is that perhaps FSF prefer emacs to be work 
> well for GNU/Linux and does not take extra steps to make it work as well for 
> “non-free” Windows.

Emacs does not come with image libraries on GNU/Linux as well.





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