News and History of the PNG Development Group from 2013
Herein lie news items and historical stuff primarily of interest to the
Portable Network Graphics Development Group itself. Feel free to poke
around even if you're not a member, though. Note that some of the links,
particularly the older ones, are broken; in some cases this is explained by
later entries. Other links (CompuServe, tcg.arl.mil) have fallen prey to
reorganizations or upgrades; should they ever reappear, the entries below
will be updated as needed.
Keep in mind that this is history here...
- current - see here
- 19 December 2013 - libpng 1.6.8
is released with a fix for a
null-pointer crash bug
png_do_expand_palette(). It also includes some fixes for
"minimal" builds and a few other cleanups.
- 14 November 2013 - libpng 1.6.7
is released with ARMv8 support and improved support for handling unknown
- 16 September 2013 - libpng 1.6.6
is released with a fix for a typo in the ARM build (for real this time!).
- 14 September 2013 - libpng 1.6.5
is released with a fix for a typo in the ARM build. Oops...no, it
- 12 September 2013 - libpng 1.6.4
is released with minor speed and footprint improvements.
- 17 July 2013 - libpng 1.6.3
is released with enhancements for pnm2png, pngfix, and ARM support;
fixes for various minor build issues and warnings; and numerous other
- 25 April 2013 - libpng 1.6.2
is released with fixes for an incorrect (but harmless) warning, for a
check on user transforms (when decoding), and for the length value
written to uncompressed iTXt chunks (bug affected only 1.6.0 and 1.6.1).
contrib/tools/fixitxt.c is added to repair the iTXt problem in
- 27 March 2013 - libpng 1.6.1 (and
1.5.15) is released with a fix for a possible memory leak in
gregbook/readpng.c (oopsie), various ARM NEON tweaks, a fix for
gamma handling in the simplified API, and numerous minor fixes and
- 24 January 2013 - libpng 1.5.14
is released with a fix for broken handling of compressed iTXt
(international text) chunks, various additional validity checks, ARM
support for Windows, and numerous small cleanups.
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Last modified 9 February 2014.
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