2020.01.22 22:56 "Re: [Tiff] Warnings while building tools", by Bob Friesenhahn
On Wed, 22 Jan 2020, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I noticed that the output is now “tiffd.lib” / “tiffd.dll” instead of “libtiff.lib” / “libtiff.dll” with the unmaintained Makefile.vc build system. However, up to now I didn’t realize that this build system was not maintained any more.
Seldom maintained or broken is not the same as "not maintained any more". :-)
Nevertheless, when dropping the Makefile.vc build system a description for migration would be useful explaining the differences and giving a basic description how to install and use CMake for users with Windows / Visual Studio background.
There is in fact some documentation. See http://www.simplesystems.org/libtiff/build.html
Please feel free to submit a patch to the documentation with improvements you feel are needed. Libtiff is developed by volunteers.
Rather than reduce the number of available build systems it may be that adding more might be valuable. For example, support for Meson (see "https://mesonbuild.com/" or "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meson_(software)") might be useful due to its features and its rapid increase in popularity.
GraphicsMagick Maintainer, http://www.GraphicsMagick.org/
Public Key, http://www.simplesystems.org/users/bfriesen/public-key.txt