2007.06.29 11:04 "[Tiff] Suggested Source Changes for Building libtiff Under Windows", by Kevin Myers

2007.06.29 12:49 "Re: [Tiff] Suggested Source Changes for Building libtiff Under Windows", by Frank Warmerdam

Dear libtiff maintainers,

I've just spent most of the past two days struggling with getting libtiff to build successfully under Windows. During the process, I came across what I believe to be a number of deficiencies in the present source code that could be addressed in order to simplify builds under Windows. Following below are a number of specific suggestions that I believe would be helpful in this regard. Note that I have successfully built libtiff under Windows using the MSVC compiler with all of the changes in place that are suggested below.

I hope that someone will be able to implement these changes. There are both standard libtiff and GnuWin32 specific issues. I believe that addressing these issues would make builds under Windows a lot easier, especially for folks like me who don't do this kind of thing on an everyday basis.


The libtiff maintainers do not maintain the GnuWin32 builds for libtiff, so we are unlikely to be able to help with this aspect.

I think the proposed values for tif_config.h.vc could use some justification.

Why should we extend the build to build stuff in the contrib directory? It is all quite non-essential.

In general the suggested changes should be submitted via the libtiff Bugzilla to improve the likelyhood of them being considered carefully. I'd suggest you segment the changes into 2-3 bugs. One for all the tools include file changes for instance.

Best regards,

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