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Re: IDL 5.4 and gifs

Richard G. French (rfrench@wellesley.edu) writes:

> Just got David Fanning's 2d ed and on p. 150 he says
> "you must have a ltter from the GIF file format patent
> holder (Compuserve) granting you permission to create
> GIF files . RSI will supply you with the proper license
> for GIF file formation upon receipt...."

Well, that is what was in the works when I wrote
that section of the book. But the last I heard
nothing had been worked out with Compuserve. I'd
be curious to know where things stand too. But
I wouldn't be surprised to find that GIF files
are history. :-(



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