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Thilo Straub
post Mar 19 2000, 07:01 AM
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Why doesn't show PMWiew (I think it's not only those for OS/2) animated GIFs.
If I press "Alt-PgDn", I can see picture after picture, but not the pics as an animation.
What's the reason and how can I change this behaviour?

Well, in comparision with PMView 1.05, it's faster, more coloured and better, but I'll use both, because the older version makes entries in the directories.


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post Mar 19 2000, 10:47 AM
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PMView is not designed to show movies (animations). Hence, it does not try to pretend that it can more than what it is designed for.

When I add support for animated GIFs I will be forced to throw out the hand-optimized (instruction-by-instruction) assembly code that currently handles GIF reading. It will be replaced by C++ code and will be up to four times slower than the current code. This is of course becoming less of an issue as time goes by and everyone soon has a fast CPU...

Another issue is that I need to add a frame buffer to PMView so that it can handle the frames of an animation... This requires a lot of work on the OS/2 side in order to get a good result...

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Peter Nielsen ( "If you can dream it, you can do it" JFK.
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