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Libjpeg-Turbo Gets New Release

Free Software

Published on 26 May 2013 12:21 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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The libjpeg-turbo library, which is the increasingly-used fork of the JPEG library that provides faster performance through SIMD optimizations, has out a new release.

Coming out this weekend was libjpeg-turbo 1.3.0 as the project's latest release. The last time this project was in the news was when there were update compatibility concerns with the upstream libjpeg code-base.

Per the SourceForge page, the libjpeg-turbo 1.3.0 release isn't particularly exciting aside from fixing make test on FreeBSD, overhauling the packaging system, and fixing a Huffman encoder bug.

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