2012.01.25 00:11 "Re: [Tiff] update on tiff 4.x in debian", by Bob Friesenhahn
We have a plan for debian. I will be preparing an upload of 3.9.5 with versioned symbols (I'll grab from CVS) to "experimental" as well as 4.0.0 with versioned uploads so the release team can give them a shakedown, but they looked at your CVS and said the changes looked right. If that goes okay, then I would suggest 3.9.6 and 4.0.1 releases. Then, for debian, we will immediately upload 3.9.6 with versioned symbols and jump through the hoops required, though the release team says old binaries should continue to work. I haven't personally tested that. At some point after that, the "tiff" package in
It seems that someone should verify that old binaries will continue to work. Presumably they will work until someone introduces another libtiff version into the mix.
I won't bother this list with the blow by blow, but I will report back once the release team says that the new packages with versioned symbols are acceptable for them to bless the plan of eventually transitioning to 4.0. At that time, hopefully you can push out 3.9.6 and 4.0.1.
Sounds fine. The main thing to decide is if 4.0.1 should enable versioned symbols by default.
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