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XV Jumbo Patches

The XV "jumbo" patches are a pair of aggregate patches against XV 3.10a, which was last released in December 1994. The first jumbo patch incorporates roughly two dozen bugfixes. The second patch encompasses almost as many enhancements, including support for additional image formats like PNG, PhotoCD, and PDF; performance improvements; and new features such as mouse-wheel support, alpha blending against a background color, and improved dithering for 15/16-bit displays. All patches available from the official XV site are included, as well as numerous other patches from around the world.

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  •  21 May 2007 18:14

    Release Notes: This version adds JPEG-2000 support (courtesy of Scott Marovich), significant improvements to TIFF support and the Visual Schnauzer, JPEG/EXIF preservation, and numerous fixes.

    •  02 May 2005 03:43

      Release Notes: This release fixes a number of format string, system(), and mktemp() vulnerabilities. It adds optional support for six new image formats (HIPS and five Japanese formats: PIC, PIC2, MAG, MAKI, and PI), magic/suffix image-type identification, multi-page (animated) GIFs, a -startgrab option, and various new keyboard shortcuts. There are build improvements and bugfixes.

      •  11 Apr 2005 17:24

        Release Notes: This release (correctly) fixes heap overflows in most of the image decoders; the third-party patches distributed in September 2004 were incomplete. In addition, it fixes some display bugs in the TIFF and XWD decoders, adds full support for version-4 BMPs ("bitfields"), and includes some other small improvements.

        •  24 May 2004 15:34

          Release Notes: This is the first public release of the (unofficial) XV jumbo patches, incorporating (and reconciling) 25 bugfix patches and 21 enhancement patches into two easy-to-apply super-patches.

          Recent comments

          07 May 2005 09:37 roelofs

          Re: XV back from the dead?
          (since when did it become uppercase, BTW? If you've paid the registration? :-)


          I believe XV (the proper noun, not the command name) has always been uppercase in contexts in which Bradley's special script font cannot be used. See the README file, for example (going back at least to version 2.21).


          now XV almost becomes XVI. Or is it XV, Part II? But let me just say, Thank you to all developers involved for your contributions.


          Speaking only for myself, you're quite welcome. Thanks for the comment!

          02 May 2005 05:23 she_died

          XV back from the dead?
          A lot of distros I've tried (even liveCDs) seem to miss out on good ol' XV (since when did it become uppercase, BTW? If you've paid the registration? :-) that back then, it was always a separate d/load after any install I've done. I had stopped downloading after too many formats remained unsupported.

          It is a good year for Linux. First, Blackbox gets its first major update in *AGES* `, now XV almost becomes XVI. Or is it XV , Part II? But let me just say, Thank you to all developers involved for your contributions.

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