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

2007.09.12 18:43 "Re: [Tiff] bug reporting and state-of-the-project query", by Andrey Kiselev

On Tue, Sep 11, 2007 at 08:28:14PM -0700, Lee Howard wrote:

I just filed a bug report for 3.9.0beta here regarding tiff2pdf...


I did take a look at the existing bugzilla reports to see if maybe this had already been reported (as it seems a rather blatant issue to me), but I was a bit disheartened to find 82 bug reports there that are not marked CLOSED/RESOLVED. That makes it rather cumbersome to determine if I'm reporting something that's already been reported... or not.

I'd almost be happy to dig into the code myself and fix it... but standing back and seeing the amount of unresolved and open issues I can't help but feel discouraged by the probability that I'd spend a long time digging and fixing.

The last libtiff version that I have successfully used long-term in production was 3.7.2. I did try out 3.8.2 for a short time, ran into trouble, and then saw that 3.9.0 was on its way... so decided to wait to try out 3.9.0 when I had more motivation later.

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?


Actually there is no precise release scedule, because it is totally depend on the time I can spend on the project, and it is extremely limited resource. The project is not dead, I am trying to fix important issues ASAP, but again, it is a matter of my spare time available. I am encouraging users to try out 3.9.0 branch and report any possible problems via Bugzilla (actually there are several ones that already found and fixed since the beta release). My plan is that there will be one more beta of 3.9.0 before final cut. 4.0 will be released as the next alpha when the problem with tags will be resolved.

And Bugzilla is functioning too. There are number of quite old but still opened bugs and feature requests, but they are either hard to fix or implement (requires considarable amount of time that we can't spend without funding) or just left for reference signalling some kind of problem with libtiff design. I am regularily reviewing the bug list and trying to fix as much as time permits. So please, continue using Bugzilla and you also can kick me by e-mail if you need some problem fixed immediately.

Best regards,


Andrey V. Kiselev
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