Bug 487095 - RFE - Newer version of ImageMagick to incorporate almost a year of fixes.
RFE - Newer version of ImageMagick to incorporate almost a year of fixes.
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: ImageMagick (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Norm Murray
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
RFE ImageMagick package update to cur...
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Reported: 2009-02-24 01:24 EST by Robin Laing
Modified: 2009-03-10 01:10 EDT (History)
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Description Robin Laing 2009-02-24 01:24:11 EST
Description of problem:
The present version of ImageMagick provided by Fedora is almost a year old.  There have been many patches and libraries for associated applications are also updated.  Some applications that use ImageMagick require these new libraries.

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How reproducible:
This is an Request for Enhancement.

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Install the latest ImageMagick
2.  Compare versions from ImageMagick.org
3.  Or try to compile or use some newer applications that require updated libraries.

Actual results:
Some newer applications won't run or compile against the supplied version.  Some ImageMagick based script won't run against this version.

Expected results:
Current version has almost a years fixes and some applications now need libMagick.so.10 as well as libMagick++.so.10 that I have tried to install or compile.

Additional info:
This is from the current stable version of ImageMagick source.  6.4.0-10 is from 2008-04-20.  The latest version is now  6.4.9-5

2008-04-20  6.4.0-10 Chris Madison  <madisonblu@hotma...>
2009-02-18  6.4.9-5 Jon  <jon@brick...>

I read through the changelog and I see that over the year, there have been many fixes for memory leaks, file management, image handling and added features.  I did a quick count and there are almost 150 patches and fixes (Not all affect Linux) that have occurred.

In my particular case, the improvements and changes to the -fx function alone are needed to run various scripts that require at least 6.4.2.

Thank you.
Comment 1 Hans de Goede 2009-03-09 07:06:29 EDT
I've created an update to 6.4.9-6 for rawhide (development branch which will become F-11). I cannot update ImageMagick in F-10, since ImageMagick upstream has broken binary compatibility, so this would break applications which are using the
ImageMagick libraries.

The new ImageMagick will be in tomorrows rawhide build
Comment 2 Robin Laing 2009-03-10 01:10:38 EDT
Thank you for the update.

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