2007.07.14 08:15 "[Tiff] [ANNOUNCE]: Libtiff 4.0.0alpha released", by Andrey Kiselev

2007.07.15 11:23 "Re: [Tiff] [ANNOUNCE]: Libtiff 4.0.0alpha released", by Andrey Kiselev


On Sat, Jul 14, 2007 at 07:29:25PM -0400, Jay Berkenbilt wrote:

I'm very pleased to see that the soname on the tiff library for this release is 5. This means that debian and other distributions that are using 4 for the soname of the 3.x series will no longer have to use a locally patched version once 4.0.0 comes out.

Yes, I always kept that in my mind, so there is a good time to fix our versioning scheme.

Rather than supporting two versions of tiff in debian, I would plan on replacing the 3.x series with 4.0.0 when it is released. Since there are binary incompatibilities, this would require a library transition. I would have no intention of trying to support both a 3.x version and the 4.x version in debian at the same time.

Does this sound like the approach that you would intend?

Exactly. I think that the most part of software should be rebuilt without any problems with 4.0. More complicated libtiff users (such as GDAL) should be specifically adopted for new library, but I believe there are not very much of such programs.

Best regards,


Andrey V. Kiselev
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