2008.04.09 16:17 "Re: [Tiff] Current status of BigTIFF and LibTIFF4", by Bob Friesenhahn
I'm interested in a BigTIFF supporting stable release of LibTIFF.
Does one exist?
If not when is one planned?
I am not aware of any specific schedule. The sponsored BigTIFF effort has come to completion. Libtiff4 is now in a more gradual "maintenance" state which will hopefully lead to a stable release.
There is a v4.0.0alpha development release available from ftp://ftp.remotesensing.org/pub/libtiff/ but not its mirror at http://dl.maptools.org/dl/libtiff/
The remotesensing v4.0.0alpha package is the most current, except that there are important fixes in libtiff CVS. It is also known that there improvements necessary before a "beta" version can be cut. Libtiff4 does not pass its own little test suite.
I am using the libtiff4 CVS version to do testing here with GraphicsMagick. While there are definitely flaws to fix, its basic encode/decode capability seems to be sound.
GraphicsMagick Maintainer, http://www.GraphicsMagick.org/