On Oct 1, 2004, at 2:30 PM, Jeremias Maerki wrote:
On 01.10.2004 18:06:13 Clay Leeds wrote:
Please clarify:
As the Subject implies, Glen's original message indicated he wanted to
remove Jimi (I understand that won't be the case now). He said nothing
of removing JAI, and as far as I understand, FOP-1.0 will still need
JAI for PNG support (please correct me if I'm wrong).

Nobody talks about removing JAI support.

Just wanted to be sure... I saw the following and was confused:

On Oct 1, 2004, at 6:39 AM, Jeremias Maerki wrote:
Not a stupid question at all, but no, with FOP 0.20.5 you still need
either JIMI or JAI for PNG support. But it may well be that the next FOP
version will support PNG without an additional library. For now, you're
stuck, though.

"But it may well be that the next FOP will support PNG without an additional library."

Will JAI be required by FOP-1.0 for PNG and also be required for some
subformats of TIFF[1]?

Yes, except that we can use the ImageIO API from JDK 1.4 and later. But in the end ImageIO also uses JAI codecs to support the different formats. We could also have another look at open source codecs to support PNG and TIFF etc.

Jeremias Maerki

Maybe the idea of adding open source codecs is what you were referring to. Thanks for the response...

Web Maestro Clay

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