2005.12.03 03:50 "Re: [Tiff] Determining installed version of libtiff", by Bob Friesenhahn
On Fri, 2 Dec 2005, Frank Warmerdam wrote:
I'm always hesitant to remove copyright messages from anything...
I am suggesting adding copyright messages. Copyright messages should never be removed. The added code should be copyright to a trusted individual (Andrey or yourself) or an organization founded to maintain libtiff.
however, I don't see any need for copyright messages in the version string and would be in favor of just changing the #define for TIFFLIB_VERSION_STR to:
#define TIFFLIB_VERSION_STR "LIBTIFF, Version 3.7.4"
That sounds like a good idea to me. I am adding some code to GraphicsMagick to parse the current string into the above (by truncating at the first new line). It should work with the abbreviated string as well.
I'm a little hesitant to add another entry point to get a short string (TIFFGetShortVersion()?). Do you see a compelling need for this?
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