[Mediawiki-l] Animated Gifs

Dan Nessett dnessett at yahoo.com
Fri Oct 22 21:35:14 UTC 2010

We are upgrading to 1.16. One of the things we would like to do is 
support animated gifs. Unfortunately, there is a surfeit of information 
about this issue, but nothing I have read so far gives a clear guideline 
how to go about providing such support. The history of this issue is 
found in at least the following places:

A Village Pump thread:


Some bug tickets, specifically:


While the first ticket is marked resolved/fixed, the latter two (which 
cover the same or at least a very similar issue) are marked new. The last 
entry in the 3rd bug ticket is dated 2010-05-08.

So, I wonder if anyone is able (and is willing) to supply the following 

+ The version of imagemagick that we should install for animated gif 

+ Whether 1.16.0 is sufficient for non-buggy animated gif support.

+ Is there any configuration required for animated gif support, other 
than setting $wgMaxAnimatedGifArea?

+ Is there anything else we need to do to support animated gifs?


-- Dan Nessett

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