2007.09.12 03:28 "[Tiff] bug reporting and state-of-the-project query", by Lee Howard

2007.09.12 05:21 "Re: [Tiff] bug reporting and state-of-the-project query", by Frank Warmerdam

I guess I'm a bit concerned that this bug report will remain untouched as many others on Bugzilla have nearly so remained since their creation.

Would someone mind reassuring my fears? Maybe a state-of-the-project announcement is due... let us know what's going on with 3.9.0 and 4.0.0 release schedules... what's going on with Bugzilla, etc?


Hopefully Andrey will also respond. I will say that I have partially withdrawn from libtiff maintenance because I am stretched in so many directions - mainly addressing bugs that affect me directly. I believe bugzilla now assigns to Andrey by default and I know his availability is variable.

I will say that we try to fix serious well reported bugs with the library fairly quickly. But some of the utility programs seem like a never end source of suggestions and bug reports that are hard for me to address not being a pdf/ps/etc guru. So utility reports are the most likely to be left untouched (imho).

I think libtiff 3.9 is in pretty good shape in it's branch, and I have migrated my project - GDAL - to use libtiff 4 from head with good results. I hope we can issue a libtiff 4 release candidate at some point. I'm not personally aware of serious issues with it.

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

I'd add, and I'm sure I speak for Joris, Andrey, Bob too, that we would love to have additional developers interested in making at least a medium term commitment to the project.

In short, the project is progressing, and critical issues (and our own itches) are getting fixed. But we aren't really keeping on top of the bug reports.

Best regards,

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