2004.09.16 17:04 "[Tiff] libtiff and .net", by Kalonji Kabongo

2004.09.16 17:35 "RE: [Tiff] libtiff and .net", by Bob Friesenhahn

I mean make it object oriented, run entirely within the managed space, etc...

I think it is safe to say that there are currently no plans to do this.

A diligent volunteer could write a wrapper in Managed C++ to export the object-oriented interface to .net. Libtiff could be built in a stripped down form in which it does all I/O via the wrapper (no more use of memory mapped files, read/write, or stdio). Even after all of this work, the resulting .net Assembly would be marked "unsafe" since the code uses heap memory and pointers and therefore could accidentally overwrite something else in the .net environment.


Bob Friesenhahn