Replace libjpeg by libjpeg-turbo

Registered by Fathi Boudra on 2011-11-29

libjpeg-turbo is fork of the original libjpeg project. It contains numerous performance related enhancements and is at least twice faster in JPEG compression/decompression than original libjpeg on platforms with MMX/SSE instruction set. It has same API/ABI like original libjpeg and also runs on non-SSE platforms where is around 25% faster.

For reference:
https://wiki.linaro.org/TomGall/LibJpeg8
https://wiki.linaro.org/TomGall/LibjpegUse

Blueprint information

Status:
Started
Approver:
David Mandala
Priority:
Medium
Drafter:
Matthias Klose
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
Matthias Klose
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Proposed for precise
Implementation:
Beta Available
Milestone target:
None
Started by
Fathi Boudra on 2011-12-21

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[rsalveti, Nov 29, 2011] Who can approve this blueprint for Ubuntu? Maybe the foundations team?
[kate.stewart, Nov 30, 2011] Discuss with ARM team (DavidM, ogra) then make sure desktop is aligned.
[davidm, Dec 1, 2011] Need someone assigned to both drafter and assignee, and set the URL for the specification.

Work items:
Send a proposal for replacing libjpeg by libjpeg-turbo to Ubuntu Dev mailing list: DONE
[doko] Upload replacement package to Ubuntu archive: DONE
[doko] libjpeg8-empty for upload: DONE
[doko] do dist-upgrade checks: DONE
[doko] prepare a MIR for libjpeg-turbo (bug #907113): DONE

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