Early Christmas Presents

by Miguel de Icaza

JB Evain announced Cecil 0.2 the CIL image manipulation library.

Thomas from Fluendo announced that they have licensed the MP3 decoding for use with their LGPL libraries. Details are also here. There are a number of licensing caveats, you should check them out.

Banshee, our new media player, was licensed under the MIT X11 terms explicitly to avoid these issues (Banshee as shipped in Novell's Linux editions uses the RealPlayer framework for its playback).

Posted on 24 Dec 2005