Can JPEG XL Become the Next Free and Open Image Format?

“JPEG XL looks very promising as a next gen replacement for JPEG, PNG and GIF,” writes icknay (Slashdot reader #96,963):

JPEG was incredibly successful by solving a real problem with a free and open format. Other formats have tried to replace it, notably HEIF which will never by universal due to its patent licensing. JPEG XL combines all the modern features, replacing JPEG PNG and GIF and has free and open licensing. The linked slides from Jon Sneyers review the many other attempts at replacing JPEG plus the obligatory XKCD standards joke.

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Windows Update To Fix Critical ‘Wormable’ Flaws May Break VB Apps

“This week’s Windows updates fix critical ‘wormable’ [Bluekeep] flaws but may also break Visual Basic apps, macros, and scripts,” warns ZDNet:

“After installing this update, applications that were made using Visual Basic 6 (VB6), macros using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), and scripts or apps using Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript) may stop responding and you may receive an ‘invalid procedure call error’,” Microsoft says. The issue affects all supported versions of Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and their corresponding server versions. “Microsoft is presently investigating this issue and will provide an update when available,” the company said.

Microsoft didn’t offer an explanation for the problem but it did flag earlier this month that it will move ahead with sunsetting VBScript, by disabling it in IE11 by default via an update in this week’s patch. “The change to disable VBScript will take effect in the upcoming cumulative updates for Windows


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