2008.08.29 22:53 "[Tiff] Some security fixes from RHEL", by Even Rouault

2008.09.04 12:55 "Re: [Tiff] Some security fixes from RHEL", by Edward Lam

At some point the folks here can decide the adoption is high enough and bug reports few enough to freeze the 4.0 interface for good, and that has a good chance of happening well before the next stable freeze for Debian starts to change the rules about what to accept once again.

That's not to say there might not still be people who'd like to see a 3.9 release. But as to what to push into Debian next, maybe 4.0 is the serious contender we should look at and 3.9 can be unconstrained by us.

What do people think?

That sounds like an excellent idea to me. Especially, since my personal stake is to not upgrade to a newer libtiff version until 4.0 becomes stable. :)