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2009.08.28 01:32 "tiff 3.9.0 writes bad files", by Bob Friesenhahn
2009.08.28 02:09 "Re: tiff 3.9.0 writes bad files", by Bob Friesenhahn
2009.08.28 03:13 "Re: tiff 3.9.0 writes bad files", by Bob Friesenhahn
2009.08.30 07:09 "Re: tiff 3.9.0 writes bad files", by Andreas Kleinert
2009.08.30 16:06 "Re: tiff 3.9.0 writes bad files", by Bob Friesenhahn
2009.08.28 03:23 "Re: tiff 3.9.0 writes bad files", by Bob Friesenhahn
2009.08.28 04:11 "Re: tiff 3.9.0 writes bad files", by Lee Howard
2009.08.28 04:22 "Re: tiff 3.9.0 writes bad files", by Bob Friesenhahn

2009.08.28 04:11 "Re: tiff 3.9.0 writes bad files", by Lee Howard

Bob Friesenhahn wrote:
> Is no one else seeing this problem?  Libtiff 3.9.0 was released on the 
> 20th.

I've been distributing a copy of libtiff 3.9.0beta1 intended for HylaFAX 
users since November 2007 without any reports about its brokenness.  
Sourceforge reports 118 downloads of it.  I can't speak to how many 
actually are in-use.  But that was a long time ago, so I don't recall 
exactly the amount of testing that I did with it, but I know that I did 
enough for me to feel comfortable with 3.9.0 functionality with HylaFAX.

(I tend to use 3.8.2, however, as that's often what comes with the distro.)

I know that's not a very concrete set of evidence, but I would suggest 
that it presents a likelihood that whatever problem there was in the 
3.9.0 release, it entered the source code *after* beta1.

For what it's worth, generally it's a good idea to run a beta and a 
release candidacy period... even after applying what otherwise would 
seem to be trivial or well-exposed patches.  It saves time in the 
long-run from botching releases.  I don't fault anyone in this, however, 
as I've had my own mistakes in this regard multiple times.

Thanks,

Lee.