[Image-SIG] Patch repository for PIL (was Re: [PATCH] Make Win32 ImageGrab work with multiple monitors)

Stani spe.stani.be at gmail.com
Fri Jun 20 10:24:07 CEST 2008

Op vrijdag 20-06-2008 om 03:09 uur [tijdzone +0200], schreef Sebastian
> Hi Catalin,
> don't put up your hopes ..... It seems there is a long list of
> not-yet-included patches ....
There are and they are not archived in a structured way. You have to
Google or dig through the archives of this mailing list, which is
inefficient at least.

> I think the situation is getting out of hand ?
Right now I solve it by shipping my own patched PIL with my
applications, but this is not an ideal solution. New patches appear from
time to time and it is hard to keep up. 
> Others ? Comments ?
> Don't misunderstand me -- I'm very thankful for PIL ! I would be much
> worse off without it !!
Me too and I guess that is true for everyone on this list. PIL follows
the successful model of open source (just like python, ubuntu, ...):
having a benevolent dictator in charge. I'd like to thank Fredrik Lundh
for the amazing work he is doing on PIL.

However what is missing is a platform which enables collaborative input.
Right now some patches get accepted, while others get ignored without
any statement. This opaqueness is far from ideal, but I can live with
it. (I would never want to claim what somebody has to do in his free
time.) However I do feel the need to create for example a launchpad page
where all patches can be submitted, tested & reviewed by other pil users
and where you can see the popularity of a patch by the amount of people
who subscribed to it. Even if this launchpad page is unofficial and
maintained by the PIL users/community, I would think this would also
save some work load for Fredrik Lundh as he can benefit from the tests
and reviews by other people. In the case where patches are not accepted
by him in a new release, the community could update the patch to the new

This is just a humble proposal. Fredrik, in case you have a proposal
which would suit you better just let us know. I will be happy to follow

What do other people think?


> -Sebastian Haase
> PS: Please change the mailing list settings so that default-replies go
> to the list ...
> On Fri, Jun 20, 2008 at 1:53 AM, Catalin Patulea <cat at vv.carleton.ca> wrote:
> > Ping.
> >
> > On Mon, Jun 16, 2008 at 1:46 AM, Catalin Patulea <cat at vv.carleton.ca> wrote:
> >> Hi Image-SIG,
> >>
> >> PIL very nicely supports taking screen shots in Win32. Unfortunately,
> >> for a user with multiple monitors such as myself, only the primary
> >> monitor is captured.
> >>
> >> The attached patch, against 1.1.6, makes ImageGrab capture the entire
> >> virtual screen, spanning all enabled monitors.
> >>
> >> I have tested this with two (differently-sized) monitors.
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >>
> >> Catalin Patulea
> >>
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