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Roger27
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Re: Plugins and Addons

Post by Roger27 »

I'm hesitating to create a new thread but...
Plugin and linux.
Ok, Linux is GPL, not LGPL or something like that, and that's the reason why it is not possible to put heic in xnviewmp linux.

Just curious.
If I take a look at the plugin in XnviewMP plugin, I get links to somethingblabla.so stuff.
I have somewhere on my system some "libheif.so.something".
Let's say I put a link or a copy of libheif.so.something in /opt/XnView/Plugins/, is my computer going to explode ? Or Xnview being able to use heic?
-edit- : I gonna try :)
Edit : I tried but nothings happen. Don't even know if xnview aknowledge if the plugin is there. Maybe I should first read how to create xnview plugin for linux...?
Old user of XnView since the good old time of the end of the 90ies ;-)
Mostly linux user now.
Sorry for my bad englitsch, me frog eater :D
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xnview
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Re: Plugins and Addons

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Roger27 wrote: Wed Sep 20, 2023 9:34 pm I'm hesitating to create a new thread but...
Plugin and linux.
Ok, Linux is GPL, not LGPL or something like that, and that's the reason why it is not possible to put heic in xnviewmp linux.
XnView MP on linux supports HEIC if libheif is installed
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Re: Plugins and Addons

Post by brst »

xnview wrote: Thu Sep 21, 2023 6:51 am XnView MP on linux supports HEIC if libheif is installed
On Linux Mint you need to install libheif-dev:

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apt install libheif-dev
It took me a long time to figure it out, but I'm glad it works now!