Re: [PHP-DEV] GD vs Imagick

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August 16, 2017 14:13 Remi Collet <>
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Le 15/08/2017 =C3=A0 12:52, Rasmus Schultz a =C3=A9crit :
> I am starting to wonder why GD is the default in PHP?
Don't really know, perhaps because the first one ? But we have various alternatives: - imagick - gmagick - vips (perhaps others) And ImageMagick is really an ugly upstream - most common commit message is "..." [1] - unstable API (imagick extension even check that build version =3D=3D=3D runtime versio= ns) - soname bump in patch version (yes, really, when 4th digit change) - lack of CI (else I don't understand how they can release with broken tests [2]) And about extensions: - imagick conflicts with gmagick (as GraphicMagick is a fork of ImageMagick, you cannot load both in the same process), so having imagick the default one will kill gmagick. [1] [2] %3Aissue%20is%3Aclosed%20author%3Aremicollet%20 --K3kwcNTuwpxjxjUe0E2kHwkxRWvLoC2gt--