Bug 407561 (squish) - Review Request: squish - Squish DXT compression library
Summary: Review Request: squish - Squish DXT compression library
Status: CLOSED CANTFIX
Alias: squish
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: Package Review
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nobody's working on this, feel free to take it
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2007-12-01 22:12 UTC by Rick L Vinyard Jr
Modified: 2007-12-03 18:30 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2007-12-03 18:30:04 UTC


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Description Rick L Vinyard Jr 2007-12-01 22:12:33 UTC
Spec URL: http://miskatonic.cs.nmsu.edu/pub/squish.spec
SRPM URL: http://miskatonic.cs.nmsu.edu/pub/squish-1.10-1.fc8.src.rpm

Description:

The squish library is a cross-platform open source implementation of DXT 
compression (and decompression).

DXT compression is a very well-designed compression scheme for colour textures
with an optional alpha channel.

squish is written in standard C++ and has the following features:

    * Supports the DXT1, DXT3 and DXT5 formats.
    * Optimised for both SSE and Altivec SIMD instruction sets.
    * Builds on multiple platforms (x86 and PPC tested).
    * Very simple interface.

Comment 1 Jason Tibbitts 2007-12-01 22:35:53 UTC
Isn't DXT patented? 
http://www.patentlens.net/patentlens/patsearch.cgi?patnum=US+5956431#show

Comment 2 Rick L Vinyard Jr 2007-12-03 18:30:04 UTC
Dang it. I think you're absolutely right. Hopefully it isn't too deeply
integrated into Mini yet and I'll be able to patch it. Otherwise it will kill
off any hope of getting VTP packaged.

For now, I'm going to close this bug. Maybe the Wiki of banned packages should
include squish?


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