2004.04.06 22:29 "[Tiff] Mailing list archive updated", by Joris Van Damme

2004.04.07 10:27 "Re: [Tiff] Mailing list archive updated", by Joris Van Damme

It looks great! I have updated links to it on the web site.

Thank you.

It was interested to review some of the old email. One thing I noticed, is that it seems (I could be wrong) that threads aren't held together between months. Is that true?

I'm not sure what you mean, so please let me explain.

I considered thread relationships the single most important relationship between the mails. So any mail part from a thread that started, say April 99, is listed in April 99, even if that mail itself is dated May 99.

What are thread relationships?

So my code kinda takes all these things in account, and derives statistical indications from that, and build thread from that. Most important factor is the quoting. It's not exact, and will not ever be, but from what I've seen sofar, it does as good a job as any human could do.

There could be a very rare exception, where it has not done a perfect job. (Perfect in the sense of 'as good a job as any human could do'.) Whenever you are anyone sees any such occurance, or anything other that could be improved, I very much appreciate if you drop me a line at joris.at.lebbeke@skynet.be, stating what mails/thread exactly (URL will do) and how you think it could be improved upon.

Even though the archive contains some 4.500 messages, I plan to next browse through them, manually, one by one, in time. So any place where something is not as perfect as it should be, is bound to get improved upon.

Also, I would like to point people to the following thread regarding TIFF files larger than 4GB:


Despite soon good discussions there never was any agreement or progress.

Yes! Once Google has indexed the new archive and thus 'local Google' is working, I think you'll see confirmation of the fact that the 'TIFF 7.0' or 'TIFF >4gig' issue has been one of the most occuring topics over time, throughout the years. >From what I've seen assembling this archive, I can also confirm that indeed there was never any agreement or progress, that's very true!

Joris Van Damme
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