[arch-dev-public] Adding {lib32-}libtxc_dxtn_s2tc in community/multilib

Jan Steffens jan.steffens at gmail.com
Sun Dec 16 19:53:34 EST 2012

On Sun, Dec 16, 2012 at 11:59 PM, Laurent Carlier <lordheavym at gmail.com> wrote:
> "S2TC is a patent-free S3TC compatible implementation and provides
>  texture compression to Mesa. The package also includes tools to
>  compress/decompress S2TC textures and convert S3TC textures to
>  S2TC ones using the patent-free algorithm."
> Plan is to add these packages in community/multilib. These packages are patent
> free S3TC implementation instead of libtxc_dxtn. These are already part of
> Ubuntu and Debian.
> There was a bug with etqw/quake4 that i've just fixed, so currently it's
> pretty bug-free.
> These packages are not filling requirement, but are essential for games, as
> these usually need S3TC support.
> https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/libtxc_dxtn_s2tc
> https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/lib32-libtxc_dxtn_s2tc
> S2TC on github:
> https://github.com/divVerent/s2tc
> Regards,
> Laurent Carlier

Do we really care about patents enough? Can't we just include the
standard libtxc_dxtn?
Even if we care - I heard that S2TC may be encumbered as well.

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