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bug#7716: 23.2.91; Pretest Windows binary doesn't support PNG images


From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: bug#7716: 23.2.91; Pretest Windows binary doesn't support PNG images
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2011 22:02:08 +0100

On Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 8:31 PM, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
>> From: "Drew Adams" <address@hidden>
>> Cc: <address@hidden>, <address@hidden>
>> Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2011 11:19:38 -0800
>>
>> This should not be so complicated.  Windows users - above all other users 
>> (since
>> more Windows users are not programmers) - should be given a failsafe,
>> braindead-simple way to get images to work in Emacs.
>
> The only way to make this dead simple is to statically link Emacs
> against all image libraries.  This will make a much larger binaries,
> so I'm not sure we want that.
>
> The other alternative is to distribute the DLLs together with Emacs.
> Unfortunately, this has legal complications.

Aren't there more alternatives? How about just storing the relevant
image dll:s somewhere where Emacs users can grab them? I do not think
there are any legal complications doing that as long as you tell where
the sources are etc.





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