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bug#25967: [PATCH] Add support for ImageMagick 7 (Bug#25967)

From: Andy Moreton
Subject: bug#25967: [PATCH] Add support for ImageMagick 7 (Bug#25967)
Date: Tue, 04 Sep 2018 20:03:07 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1.50 (windows-nt)

On Tue 04 Sep 2018, Eli Zaretskii wrote:

>> From: Andy Moreton <address@hidden>
>> Date: Mon, 03 Sep 2018 23:57:05 +0100
>> As a followup, here is a patch to add ImageMagick support for Windows.
>> The patch was initially developed for Imagemagick 6, but I've updated it
>> to support ImageMagick 7.
>> I've given this some light testing on a 64bit mingw64 (MSYS2) and 64bit
>> cygwin builds, both of which use Imagemagick 7.
>> Please test, and report if it breaks anything on other platforms.
> Thanks.  A couple of minor comments:
> This needs a NEWS entry.
>> +       '(imagemagick "libMagickWand-7.Q16HDRI-6.dll")))
> Is this DLL name fixed for all the supported versions?  It sounds
> like it's only for Imagemagick v7, and so the DLL for version 6 will
> be named differently.

Indeed. v6 is legacy (and not available on any platform I currently test
on). The DLL name is from the current package for MSYS2.

> Also, AFAIU, there are binary incompatibilities between v6 and v7, so
> an Emacs compiled with one of them should not attempt to load DLLs
> from another, is that right?


> For these two reasons, I think we should have a Lisp variable that
> provides the version of Imagemagick with which Emacs was built, and we
> need the dispatch in w32-win.el for loading the correct DLLs based on
> that variable, like we do with libgif etc.

Agreed. Do you use Imagemagick on mingw.org builds ? Is there a packaged
library available there ?


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