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Libpng 1.6.18 - July 23, 2015
This is a public release of libpng, intended for use in production codes.
Files available for download:
Source files with LF line endings (for Unix/Linux) and with a
"configure" script
libpng-1.6.18.tar.xz (LZMA-compressed, recommended)
Source files with CRLF line endings (for Windows), without the
"configure" script
lpng1618.7z (LZMA-compressed, recommended)
Other information:
libpng-1.6.18-*.asc (armored detached GPG signatures)
Changes since the last public release (1.6.17):
have been combined with PNG_SET_USER_LIMITS_SUPPORTED (resolves
bug report by Andrew Church).
Fixed rgb_to_gray checks and added tRNS checks to pngvalid.c. This
fixes some arithmetic errors that caused some tests to fail on
some 32-bit platforms (Bug reports by Peter Breitenlohner [i686]
and Petr Gajdos [i586]).
Suppressed some warnings from the Borland C++ 5.5.1/5.82 compiler
(Bug report by Viktor Szaka'ts).
Replaced "unexpected" with an integer (0xabadca11) in pngset.c
where a long was expected, to avoid a compiler warning when PNG_DEBUG > 1.
Added contrib/examples/simpleover.c, to demonstrate how to handle
alpha compositing of multiple images, using the "simplified API"
and an example PNG generation tool, contrib/examples/genpng.c
(John Bowler).
PNG_RELEASE_BUILD replaces tests where the code depended on the build base
type and can be defined on the command line, allowing testing in beta
builds (John Bowler).
Avoid Coverity issue 80858 (REVERSE NULL) in pngtest.c
Avoid a harmless potential integer overflow in png_XYZ_from_xy() (Bug
report from Christopher Ferris).
Backport filter selection code from libpng-1.7.0beta51, to combine
sub_row, up_row, avg_row, and paeth_row into try_row and tst_row.
Changed png_voidcast(), etc., to voidcast(), etc., in contrib/tools/pngfix.c
to avoid confusion with the libpng private macros.
Fixed old cut&paste bug in the weighted filter selection code in
pngwutil.c, introduced in libpng-0.95, March 1997.
Removed WRITE_WEIGHTED_FILTERED code, to save a few kbytes of the
compiled library size. It never worked properly and as far as we can
tell, no one uses it. The png_set_filter_heuristics() and
png_set_filter_heuristics_fixed() APIs are retained but deprecated
and do nothing.
Quieted some Coverity issues in pngfix.c, png-fix-itxt.c, pngvalid.c,
pngstest.c, and pngimage.c. Most seem harmless, but png-fix-itxt
would only work with iTXt chunks with length 255 or less.
Removed non-working progressive reader 'skip' function. This
function has apparently never been used. It was implemented
to support back-door modification of png_struct in libpng-1.4.x
but (because it does nothing and cannot do anything) was apparently
never tested (John Bowler).
Fixed cexcept.h in which GCC 5 now reports that one of the auto
variables in the Try macro needs to be volatile to prevent value
being lost over the setjmp (John Bowler).
Added #ifdef's to contrib/examples programs so people don't try
to compile them without the minimum required support enabled
(suggested by Flavio Medeiros).
Eliminated the final two Coverity defects (insecure temporary file
handling in contrib/libtests/pngstest.c; possible overflow of
unsigned char in contrib/tools/png-fix-itxt.c). To use the "secure"
file handling, define PNG_USE_MKSTEMP, otherwise "tmpfile()" will
be used.
Removed some unused WEIGHTED_FILTER macros from pngstruct.h
Replaced arbitrary use of 'extern' with #define PNG_LINKAGE_*. To
preserve API compatibility, the new defines all default to "extern"
(requested by Jan Nijtmans).
Belatedly added Mans Rullgard and James Yu to the list of Contributing
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