2009.02.04 01:39 "Re: [Tiff] Compiling OS X 64 bit LibTIFF", by Bob Friesenhahn
Thanks for the tip. I check the versions at the website, and it states v3.8.2 as latest stable release. The rest is 3.9, 4.0 alpha/beta versions. Which version should I use?
I think that 3.9.0beta is pretty good, but its binary footprint is slightly different than what its final release will provide. If this is not important to you, then it is better than 3.8.2.
The 4.0.0beta3 is definitely "getting there" (I normally use 4.0 development code) but I am now seeing a failure on SPARC 64-bit which didn't seem to be there a week or two ago. It just passed my own test suite on OS-X PowerPC 32 and 64-bit. Depending on how your code is written, using 4.0.0 might require some small source code changes due to using 64-bit file offsets. If you are doing work to last for the long term, maybe this is the way to go.
The 3.8.2 version works ok on 32-bit Intel. Otherwise it is a bit like an older car that still looks new in the right light, but the owner knows where all the dents and dings are, and about the low oil-pressure. :-)
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