2017.12.21 14:14 "[Tiff] Pull request to add ZStandard/ZSTD codec", by Even Rouault

2018.02.05 13:27 "Re: [Tiff] Pull request to add ZStandard/ZSTD codec", by Kemp Watson

Doubled up on "chaos" there, sry.

But as an additional point, this too falls on the shoulders of Adobe, not libtiff. Adobe is the keeper of this spec.


On Mon, Feb 5, 2018 at 8:24 AM, Kemp Watson <kemp@objectivepathology.com> wrote:

This issue might potentially lead into a larger, more serious one:

The TIFF standard is now getting a bit of gray around the chin, and there appears to be both no sponsor interest, and no technical mechanism, of carefully managing the process of keeping the standard in step with current codecs, and current development practice.

Will TIFF acknowledge itself as a legacy file format, will it undertake to bring itself current in a managed fashion, or will it descend into chaos as implementors chaotically add their own tags and extensions?

Kemp Watson

On Mon, Feb 5, 2018 at 7:07 AM, Even Rouault <even.rouault@spatialys.com> wrote:

Hi Leonard,

Has there been progress on this?


> Will investigate…Last I heard they were still working on getting the > registry fully operational again before doing this.

> Cc: Kemp Watson <kemp@objectivepathology.com>, Olivier Paquet > <olivier.paquet@gmail.com>, "tiff@lists.maptools.org"

> <tiff@lists.maptools.org>
 Subject: Re: [Tiff] Pull request to add
> ZStandard/ZSTD codec



> And to Olivier's comments - yeah, wait till we get this added before > committing.

Can you give us some feedback on when the new tag will be officially registered?