[Development] Moving JP2 imageformat from qt-solutions to qtimageformats

Saether Jan-Arve Jan-Arve.Saether at digia.com
Wed Nov 6 11:27:37 CET 2013

Actually I support moving qtjp2k to qtimageformats.

However, I'm still not convinced if there is a need for ICNS plugin outside OSX (It's not common on Windows, I have no idea about Linux).
As for your cross platform icon editor, why can't it use ICO files? Although the ICO file format itself is somewhat weird, ICO files are much more likely to be supported on all platforms, since it won't rely on any 3rdparty library. It can also store PNG files, which Qt already have built-in support for.

Jan Arve

From: development-bounces+jan-arve.saether=digia.com at qt-project.org [mailto:development-bounces+jan-arve.saether=digia.com at qt-project.org] On Behalf Of Jake Petroules
Sent: 5. november 2013 17:48
To: Thiago Macieira
Cc: development at qt-project.org
Subject: Re: [Development] Moving JP2 imageformat from qt-solutions to qtimageformats

I do. Qt is by nature a cross platform framework, limiting support for ICNS files only to OS X doesn't really make sense.

What if you want to create a cross platform icon editor or some other app that deals with image files? Or reuse your OS X icon(s) on Windows and other platforms, saving time and space not having to create multiple versions of everything? If you don't want to build the ICNS plugin, simply disable it when you configure qtimageformats. It's a common and well known format and it should be supported on all platforms Qt supports, just as ICO is supported on OS X, Linux and others.

I could understand refusing to include it in QtCore, but we're talking about QtImageFormats here, the perfect place where something like this belongs.
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On Nov 5, 2013, at 11:37 AM, Thiago Macieira <thiago.macieira at intel.com<mailto:thiago.macieira at intel.com>> wrote:

On terça-feira, 5 de novembro de 2013 08:57:12, Saether Jan-Arve wrote:

Is there any big benefits in having ICNS support on other platforms than

I don't think anyone wants ICNS outside OS X. But JPEG2000 might be useful.

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