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Re: TortoiseIDiff suggestions

From: Joseph Galbraith <galb_at_vandyke.com>
Date: 2006-09-25 22:27:07 CEST

Ivan-Assen Ivanov wrote:
>> While it would be quite easy to make use of the DirectX image loaders
>> I feel it might be a bit too costly in terms of the extra dependencies
>> it would create. To put it a better way; is it worth the extra binary
>> size & maintenance overhead to support the few users that actually use
>> the benefits it brings with it? Probably not I'm thinking.
> The more I think about it, the more I think it's a bad idea.
> Bringing in DirectX would add only two formats (I think) to the list
> of already supported - TGA and DDS, while imposing an additional
> dependency.

It should be possible to write the code such that
TortoiseIDiff doesn't support the formats if the
correct DirectX components aren't already installed,
shouldn't it?



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