I would like to know what to do for the release:
1. Leave as is, a known problem.
2. Do the quick fix as jeremias suggests: putting the Commons codec
before the ImageIO variant in ImageFactory.
3. Test Jeremias' patch and apply it.

We can do the fix in the release branch (to be created) only, in the
interest of an errorless release.


On Tue, Dec 19, 2006 at 11:14:13PM +0100, Jeremias Maerki wrote:
> Actually, this is so simple, I've created a patch. I'm hesitant to apply
> it without much testing with various PNGs for which I have no time right
> now. But maybe one of you can take a look. If it's good JAIImage and
> JimiImage could be similarly patched.
> On 19.12.2006 23:01:36 Jeremias Maerki wrote:
> > It turns out the following revision is responsible for the regression:
> > http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=424349&view=rev
> > 
> > Putting the Commons codec before the ImageIO variant in ImageFactory is
> > a quick fix for this. I originally switched because of speed reasons but
> > obviously I didn't test PNGs with alpha channel.
> > 
> > The reason why Martin's PNG doesn't work with the ImageIOImage class is
> > the lack of support for java.awt.Transparency.TRANSLUCENT. If it were a
> > BITMASK it would work. The same problem exists for JAIImage and
> > JimiImage, BTW. Again, this is something a complete redesign of the
> > image package would have addressed. It's on my higher priority list but
> > I still haven't got to it, yet. If someone wants to try to implement
> > that little code that is missing as a temporary fix, please do. It
> > shouldn't be difficult. You can maybe use XmlGraphicsCommonsImage for
> > hints.

Simon Pepping
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