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Library of Optimized Inner Loops

Liboil is a collection of functions that often benefit from having special implementations on various architectures or CPUs. Each function in liboil has several implementations which may perform faster or slower on a given CPU. Some implementations use alternate algorithms, some use hand-crafted assembly, and some use special instructions that are only available on certain CPUs, such as MMX, SSE, or Altivec. The fastest implementation is automatically chosen at runtime.

This package contains the liboil shared libraries. It is typically installed automatically when an application or library requires it.

Package version:0.3.8-0bpo1



Liboil has no required dependecies (other than a decent C compiler
and standard C library).  A few extra tests and examples are enabled
if you have glib-2.0 installed, but these extras are neither required
nor installed.

Using GCC is strongly recommended, since the most interesting bits
of liboil are written in GCC-style inline assembly.  GCC versions
prior to 3.2 are


liboil (0.3.8-0bpo1) sarge-backports; urgency=low

  * Rebuild for bpo.

 -- Andres Salomon <>  Sun, 30 Apr 2006 22:03:29 +0000
liboil (0.3.8-1) unstable; urgency=low

  * New upstream release.  Relevant upstream changes:
   - fbCompositeSolid_nx8888mmx was removed (Closes: #340932).  I'm
     tired of all it's niggly little problems.

 -- David Schleef <>  Wed, 


2006-03-21  David Schleef  <>

	* version 0.3.8
	* doc/tmpl/liboildebug.sgml: gtk-doc wanted to change these
	* doc/tmpl/liboilimpl-unstable.sgml:

2006-03-21  David Schleef  <>

	* liboil/i386/wavelet.c: add mmx/mmxext flag to impls

2006-03-20  David Schleef  <>

	* examples/ add oil-bugreport
	* examples/oil-bugreport.c:
	* lib


David Schleef <>


This package was debianized by David Schleef <> on
Thu, 04 Nov 2004 18:17:18 -0800


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