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Re^3: Merge multiple BMP images into ICO files

by halley (Prior)
on Mar 23, 2007 at 13:20 UTC ( #606226=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Merge multiple BMP images into ICO files
in thread Merge multiple BMP images into ICO files

It may be slightly simpler to skip the "build perl bindings for ImageMagick for each platform" step, and use the command-line magick tools. While it's admirable to try to integrate the two into a monolithic tool, there comes a point when it's valuable to rely on system() and ship a small private bundle of dedicated tools.

For example, many Mac OS X tools are starting to embed more of these tiny command-line tools into their .app packaging, unbeknownst to the user. The fact that for Darwin, an application IS a subdirectory just helps that process along, but there's no reason you can't do that with application bundles on other platforms.

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Re^4: Merge multiple BMP images into ICO files
by jimbojones (Friar) on Mar 23, 2007 at 13:30 UTC

    I think this is the correct way to go, even though I resisted at the start. It'll just be faster.

    Thanks, - J

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