[arch-dev-public] libjpeg-turbo in [testing]

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Mon Feb 28 11:05:31 EST 2011

On Sun, Feb 27, 2011 at 9:37 PM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
> With the libjpeg-turbo-1.1 release, it now has libjpeg-8 compatibility and
> is a suitable replacement for our version of libjpeg.  For those that do not
> know about libjpeg-turbo, you can get more info at
> http://libjpeg-turbo.virtualgl.org/ .  Essentially it is a lot faster, and
> as a bonus from a distributions point of view its development is a lot more
> open.
> So test the version out in [testing] and report any issues.  It should be a
> drop in replacement so hopefully nothing will become too broken!

Any backstory here why we are making the replacement? I see Fedora has
done (is doing?) so, but no real discussion happened on our list


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