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

2004.07.24 19:42 "Re: [Tiff] LZW support reminder, soname in debian", by Andrey Kiselev

Although I have not seen it used elsewhere, GraphicsMagick (and therefore ImageMagick) use a separate version.sh script which is sourced at the top of the configure script. The versioning information is maintained in this script. The reason why I chose to do this is because every time configure.ac is edited to update the package version number or library versioning information, most build files are needlessly regenerated. The version script also knows how to create snapshot versioning names where the snapshot date is extracted from the most recent ChangeLog entry. This is quite handy for date-stamped "alpha" releases.

Hmm, that seems to be an elegant solution of the regeneration problem. Thanks for suggestion, I shall think about something similar for libtiff.

Andrey V. Kiselev
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