2007.07.14 14:00 "Re: [Tiff] [ANNOUNCE]: Libtiff 3.9.0beta released", by Andy Cave
People should be aware that the JBIG implementation does NOT allow for commercial use of LibTIFF, since it is based on JPEG-KIT. Anyone shipping commercial products based on this release will either have to remove it, or obtain a license.
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A new version of libtiff package has been released. Sources available from our FTP site:
Release notes are here:
This release adds several major enhancements: robust support for OJPEG files from Joris Van Damme, JBIG codec support from Lee Howard and new tiffcrop utility from Richard Nolde.
WARNING: this release DOES NOT support BigTIFF. It should be completely source and binary compatible with previous libtiff releases up to 3.8.2. For BigTIFF support grab the 4.x releases or the CVS HEAD snapshot.
Also from this point there will be only bug fixes and small enhancements in 3.9 branch. All major additions will go into 4.x. If you have intention to contribute to libtiff, look at 4.x branch.