mIRC Home    About    Download    Register    News    Help

Print Thread
Better PNG Support #92118 29/07/04 03:02 PM
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 201
J
Jae Offline OP
Fjord artisan
OP Offline
Fjord artisan
J
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 201
I'd loce to see PNG transparency to work.. and even better the alpha channel...
One thign i've noticed is that now since i've changed to using Mozilla Firefox .. how useful PNG's with the alpha channel is... seeing as IE doesnt yet support such a convenient little technology.

Cheers

Re: Better PNG Support #92119 31/07/04 01:22 AM
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 79
A
Artwerks Offline
Babel fish
Offline
Babel fish
A
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 79
I don't think that transparent PNGs' are supported by 98 or ME. I'm not sure about it, but I think it's only supported on XP and 2K, so it would be useless as it wouldn't be supported by every OS.

Re: Better PNG Support #92120 31/07/04 02:46 AM
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 2,985
Watchdog Offline
Hoopy frood
Offline
Hoopy frood
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 2,985
I wouldn't say it was useless - people generally should be upgrading when possible, not sticking with dangerously vulnerable software from the last century. Reluctance to update shouldn't be used as an excuse to hold back product improvement and development.

Re: Better PNG Support #92121 31/07/04 03:11 AM
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 1,528
L
landonsandor Offline
Hoopy frood
Offline
Hoopy frood
L
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 1,528
people generally should be upgrading when possible, not sticking with dangerously vulnerable software from the last century.

People should upgrade when they NEED to not when they're told to by the industry that would makem money off of it. Besides, we all know all MS OS's are volnurable to one thing or another, so should we upgrade to something else?

Reluctance to update shouldn't be used as an excuse to hold back product improvement and development.

Agreed, but forcing people to upgrade shouldnt be acceptable even if MS says it is. By your logic, I should use XP cause it's most up to date, but I chose not to. Why should I upgrade FROM something that works perfectly well for my needs? That's what peoploe in general have to keep in mind and if that means they cant use an option, it's their loss.


Those who fail history are doomed to repeat it
Re: Better PNG Support #92122 31/07/04 03:33 AM
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 457
D
Danthemandoo Offline
Fjord artisan
Offline
Fjord artisan
D
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 457
don't ya love it when people take stuff way out of context just to cause an argument...

*cough*troll*cough*

Re: Better PNG Support #92123 31/07/04 03:42 AM
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 169
S
ShinZon Offline
Vogon poet
Offline
Vogon poet
S
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 169
yes, coz he is right

Re: Better PNG Support #92124 31/07/04 06:55 AM
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 2,985
Watchdog Offline
Hoopy frood
Offline
Hoopy frood
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 2,985
People should upgrade when they NEED to not when they're told to by the industry that would make money off of it. Besides, we all know all MS OS's are volnurable to one thing or another, so should we upgrade to something else?

All OS's are vulnerable, no matter who makes them. If I am wrong then please tell me the name of one OS that has NO vulnerablilities. As one would expect, the fewer vulnerabilities that exists, the less chance there is of being troubled by them. If you think Win 95 is as safe as Win XP then there is something wrong with you.

[Reluctance to update shouldn't be used as an excuse to hold back product improvement and development.]

Agreed, but forcing people to upgrade shouldnt be acceptable even if MS says it is. By your logic, I should use XP cause it's most up to date, but I chose not to. Why should I upgrade FROM something that works perfectly well for my needs


No-one said you had to upgrade. I merely suggested it was good practice. The other thing is that my suggestion applies equally to mIRC as it does to Windows and an upgrade of mIRC costs nothing.

If you want to experience and utilise the latest features you can hardly grumble at software authors for not including the support in outdated software.