Re: [PHP-DEV] GD vs Imagick

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September 8, 2017 09:34 rasmus@mindplay.dk (Rasmus Schultz)
Yeah, I keep thinking about this.

I'm not sure there's a really good reason why PHP shouldn't come with
best-in-class image support, if it's available - which it sounds like it
is; libvips looks more modern, lower memory and CPU overhead, better
overall really, and appears to be stable and up-to-date?

Yeah, it has dependencies. Doesn't everything? Does it matter, as long as
they're bundled?


On Thu, Aug 31, 2017 at 3:30 AM, Kris Craig craig@gmail.com> wrote:

> 2. Releasing Imagick with PHP means that the release cycles would need > > to be sync'ed. This has proven to be inconvenient in the past when an > extension has wanted to change the api, but was forced to wait due to > needed to wait for the next minor/major version of PHP. > > > Why would they need to be synced? When PHP releases a new version, can't > we just bundle the latest Imagick build and plug into that? > > Sure, having them in sync would yield certain benefits, but none of them > appear to be deal-breakers to me. Or am I just missing something? > > --Kris > >