2004.07.24 00:36 "[Tiff] LZW support reminder, soname in debian", by Jay Berkenbilt
I built packages today for Debian that include LZW support. In addition to copying tif_lzw.c from the LZW compression kit, I also removed the statement in all the help messages that says:
" (no longer supported by default due to Unisys patent enforcemen t)"
Since this is really easy to forget, I thought I'd post a little friendly reminder that that step would be part of reactivating LZW support.
We finally came to a resolution in debian about what to do about the ABI change. The resolution was to release libtiff version 3.6.1 as libtiff.so.4.0.0. I felt confident in this based on past discussions that the soname in the next release (whether that ends up being 3.7.0 or something else) will be based on libtool's standard approach for shared library versioning and will skip a few numbers.
How is that going, by the way? Are you looking for a volunteer to fix the code with respect to library versioning? I was going to check in CVS before asking, but I can't currently connect to the CVS repository.
Jay Berkenbilt <email@example.com>