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    Phoronix: New Version Of JPEG-Turbo Quietly Released

    While the Internet has been buzzing recently about the new FLIF image format, libjpeg-turbo developers released a new version of their JPEG library...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...EG-Turbo-1.4.2

  • #2
    Originally posted by phoronix View Post
    Libjpeg-Turbo 1.4.2 features at least five known bug fixes resulting in crashes and other problems.
    Who else is completely psyched what crashes and other problems we will get with this new release

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    • #3
      Shouldn't such a basic thing, as an image format library be like... freakin' stable, above all else? I mean if it's used in production, crashes are intolerable.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Turion View Post
        Shouldn't such a basic thing, as an image format library be like... freakin' stable, above all else? I mean if it's used in production, crashes are intolerable.
        And shouldn't such a basic thing like hardware be freakin' stable? Yet erratas are commonplace. People write software, people are fallible => software isn't perfect.

        S.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Turion View Post
          Shouldn't such a basic thing, as an image format library be like... freakin' stable, above all else? I mean if it's used in production, crashes are intolerable.
          Not only that. The most important thing is that a crash usually means something overflows, overwriting memory somewhere. jpeg decoding should not lead to exploits.
          Just like embedding php scripts into jpegs or gifs... (which is not a problem with jpeg, more the platform serving back that same file).

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          • #6
            Originally posted by sehe View Post

            Who else is completely psyched what crashes and other problems we will get with this new release
            So you're saying, they shouldn't fix documented bugs? Wow. Sometimes it is better not to talk.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Remdul View Post

              So you're saying, they shouldn't fix documented bugs? Wow. Sometimes it is better not to talk.
              He's probably referring to the poor grammar of that quoted sentence.

              "features at least five known bug fixes resulting in crashes and other problems."

              implies that those bugfixes trigger crashes and other problems.

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              • #8
                Yeah kinda "woosh", but you never know with the cynical regulars around here. Perhaps that fact is just as sad.

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