Created attachment 222687 [details]
include example programs
This patch switches the build from cmake to automake so the example programs are built. The build was already setting CMAKE_OFF=WITH_EXAMPLES but that setting doesn't do anything. It appears building the example programs are completely broken with their cmake build framework.
libheif comes with examples programs which are packaged together or as a subpackage in other OSes:
These are very useful utilities to have when working with heif files and they also help solve a dependency issue. If you are building software which you want to be able to convert these images to formats that can be viewed in a browser, they need to be .e.g, JPEGs. The common tools available to do these conversions are heif-convert, ImageMagick/GraphicsMagick, and vips. Unfortunately most OSes/packagers don't link their ImageMagick against libheif and vips is rather heavy. Vips also doesn't support heif until version 8.8 which is new enough to have missed the cut for Debian Stable.
It would be nice to have these packaged and available in FreeBSD.
Created attachment 222688 [details]
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