Re: [PATCH] [media] DocBook: Use base64 for gif/png files

From: Christoph Hellwig
Date: Thu Jun 16 2011 - 10:25:54 EST

On Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 11:15:19AM -0300, Mauro Carvalho Chehab wrote:
> The patch utility doesn't work with non-binary files. This causes some
> tools to break, like generating tarball targets and the scripts that
> generate diff patches at
> So, let's convert all binaries to ascii using base64, and add a
> logic at Makefile to convert them back into binaries at runtime.

Given that all the gifs are not just relatively trivial, but also things
that looks like they originated or at least should as vector graphics
I'd recommend to replace them by SVG files. These also have the benefit
of actually beeing practically patchable.

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