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Planet Roxen Begins

2008-03-10, 17:24 by Administrator in New sites

Roxen has started the development of a new community site for all Roxen users worldwide. Our goal is to create a site that can be used by anybody who is involved with or interested in the Roxen software suite, the pike programming language and webdevelopment in general.

Developing this site is one step in the process of reaching out and creating an environment where users and developers can exchange information and experience with one and another.

The community will of course run on a Roxen server using the latest and greatest additions to the CMS such as the new blog module with some custom additions. The community will be totally standalone with no significant connection to the corporate site, which will be running as usual.

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The library is a drop-in replacement for libjpeg so I don't think I did much aside from having the library search path point to the correct location. Nowadays we build it automatically in our build system so I don't have a minimized build command handy, but if you experience any issues I can dig deeper and hopefully find some clues.
This is a bit unrelated but how exactly did you compile ImageMagick with libjpeg-turbo on Mac OS X.
Now you mention replacing image libraries... This could enable support for animated PNGs in Pike, similar to animated GIFs ... seems to be supported by at least Firefox and Opera (and people are asking for it in Chrome, if not already there?)
As for some gpu-supported enhancement, the page at describes a research project where a group of people achieved a 2 to 4 times gain in SSL performance by offloading RSA, AES and HMAC-SHA1 calculations to a gpu. Could be some nice food for thought for more of these enhancements.
Wow, that's an impressive gain! I've often been wondering if there would be any gain in using libraries which use the gpu for encoding and decoding images on the Roxen platform, while this library already provides an impressive improvement on the cpu itself and even is completely compatible. I'm curious to find out what the impact when it's running on our platform.