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2007.09.12 03:28 "bug reporting and state-of-the-project query", by Lee Howard
2007.09.12 05:21 "Re: bug reporting and state-of-the-project query", by Frank Warmerdam
2007.09.12 14:45 "Re: bug reporting and state-of-the-project query", by Bob Friesenhahn
2007.09.13 05:14 "Re: bug reporting and state-of-the-project query", by Lee Howard
2007.09.13 13:29 "Re: bug reporting and state-of-the-project query", by Frank Warmerdam
2007.09.13 14:29 "Re: bug reporting and state-of-the-project query", by Bob Friesenhahn
2007.09.13 19:41 "Re: bug reporting and state-of-the-project query", by Lee Howard
2007.09.13 19:53 "Re: bug reporting and state-of-the-project query", by Bob Friesenhahn
2007.09.19 22:02 "Re: bug reporting and state-of-the-project query", by Bob Friesenhahn
2007.09.12 18:43 "Re: bug reporting and state-of-the-project query", by Andrey Kiselev
2007.09.13 18:11 "Re: bug reporting and state-of-the-project query", by Lee Howard
2007.09.13 20:16 "Re: bug reporting and state-of-the-project query", by Frank Warmerdam

2007.09.13 05:14 "Re: bug reporting and state-of-the-project query", by Lee Howard

Frank Warmerdam wrote:

> Ultimately libtiff is first a library, and secondarily a set of
> utilities. 


I can respect this, and neither do I disagree.

And inasmuch as your application or anyone else's application works well 
with the library then it is a good indicator of the functionality of the 
used library functions in the manner in which they were used.  
Similarly, the utility programs are also as much a library-using 
application.  So when any application, be it one of the utilities or 
not, ceases to function properly after an update to the library it 
should cause us to consider the possibility that something in the 
library update may be amiss just as easily as it may merely be exposing 
improper library usage by the application.

I understand that you are not in a position to address all of what is in 
libtiff alone.  I will do what I can to help where I can do it as I have 
tried to do in the past.  However, I wish to caution us to not allow the 
secondarily-purposed utilities to slip past basic testing and into 
neglect - not only because of their value as utilities, but also because 
of their value as another library-using application.

Thanks,

Lee.