2004.07.24 00:36 "[Tiff] LZW support reminder, soname in debian", by Jay Berkenbilt

2004.07.24 19:12 "Re: [Tiff] LZW support reminder, soname in debian", by Andrey Kiselev

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.

Hello, Jay,

Thanks for you reminder, it was rather useful. I have checked in the LZW compression code, so now everyone can get the LZW support from the CVS.

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.

It is not so hard to change the versioning because all required infrastructure already here and all that we need is to replace the few lines in the configure.in script and libtiff's Makefile.


Andrey V. Kiselev
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