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2005.12.02 18:39 "Determining installed version of libtiff", by John Engelke
2005.12.02 19:12 "Re: Determining installed version of libtiff", by Bob Friesenhahn
2005.12.02 22:46 "Re: Determining installed version of libtiff", by Frank Warmerdam
2005.12.02 23:07 "Re: Determining installed version of libtiff", by Bob Friesenhahn
2005.12.03 02:40 "Re: Determining installed version of libtiff", by Frank Warmerdam
2005.12.03 03:50 "Re: Determining installed version of libtiff", by Bob Friesenhahn
2005.12.03 13:54 "Re: Determining installed version of libtiff", by Andrey Kiselev
2005.12.03 13:55 "Re: Determining installed version of libtiff", by Andrey Kiselev
2005.12.06 20:13 "Re: Determining installed version of libtiff", by John Engelke
2005.12.06 22:07 "Re: Determining installed version of libtiff", by Andrey Kiselev

2005.12.03 02:40 "Re: Determining installed version of libtiff", by Frank Warmerdam

> > The tiffvers.h  includes the version encoded as a string and a numeric
> > constant.  At the C API level you can call TIFFGetVersion() to return
> > the version string.
>
> TIFFGetVersion() returns a multiline string which pays homage to Sam
> Leffler and SGI.  The fact that libtiff has been under new maintenance
> for a very long time should be reflected in the copyrights and the
> license.  Sam Leffler and SGI can not be held responsible for the
> changes since libtiff left their hands.

Bob,

I'm always hesitant to remove copyright messages from anything...

> It would be useful to have a way to obtain just the version string
> ("3.7.4").

however, I don't see any need for copyright messages in the
version string and would be in favor of just changing the #define
for TIFFLIB_VERSION_STR to:

#define TIFFLIB_VERSION_STR "LIBTIFF, Version 3.7.4"

I'm a little hesitant to add another entry point to get a short
string (TIFFGetShortVersion()?).  Do you see a compelling
need for this?

Best regards,
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