Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 487095
RFE - Newer version of ImageMagick to incorporate almost a year of fixes.
Last modified: 2009-03-10 01:10:38 EDT
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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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.
Some newer applications won't run or compile against the supplied version. Some ImageMagick based script won't run against this version.
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.
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.
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
The new ImageMagick will be in tomorrows rawhide build
Thank you for the update.