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2008.06.16 11:51 "[Tiff] ... a year with no release (?)", by Lee Howard
2008.06.16 15:09 "Re: [Tiff] ... a year with no release (?)", by Bob Friesenhahn
2008.06.17 22:00 "Re: [Tiff] ... a year with no release (?)", by Jay Berkenbilt
2008.06.17 22:08 "Re: [Tiff] ... a year with no release (?)", by Bob Friesenhahn
2008.06.17 22:38 "Re: [Tiff] ... a year with no release (?)", by Jay Berkenbilt

2008.06.16 11:51 "[Tiff] ... a year with no release (?)", by Lee Howard

Hello all.

I'm just looking at some dates here...

ftp> ls

227 Entering Passive Mode (198,202,74,218,148,222)
150 Here comes the directory listing.
drwxr-xr-x    3 ftp      ftp          4096 Mar 29  2007 data
drwxr-xr-x    2 ftp      ftp          4096 Mar 29  2007 doc
drwxr-xr-x    2 ftp      ftp          4096 Mar 29  2007 old
-rw-r--r--    1 ftp      ftp       3459016 Mar 29  2007 pics-3.8.0.tar.gz
-rw-r--r--    1 ftp      ftp       1336295 Mar 29  2007 tiff-3.8.2.tar.gz
-rw-r--r--    1 ftp      ftp       1711128 Mar 29  2007 tiff-3.8.2.zip
-rw-r--r--    1 ftp      ftp       1342439 Jul 13  2007 
tiff-3.9.0beta.tar.gz
-rw-r--r--    1 ftp      ftp       1724642 Jul 13  2007 tiff-3.9.0beta.zip
-rw-r--r--    1 ftp      ftp       1328686 Jul 13  2007 
tiff-4.0.0alpha.tar.gz
-rw-r--r--    1 ftp      ftp       1688179 Jul 13  2007 tiff-4.0.0alpha.zip
-rw-r--r--    1 ftp      ftp       1634488 May 19 08:52 
tiff-4.0.0beta1.tar.gz
-rw-r--r--    1 ftp      ftp       2028949 May 19 08:53 tiff-4.0.0beta1.zip
-rw-r--r--    1 ftp      ftp       1643931 May 24 19:01 
tiff-4.0.0beta2.tar.gz
-rw-r--r--    1 ftp      ftp       2038712 May 24 19:03 tiff-4.0.0beta2.zip

226 Directory send OK.
ftp>

I see that 4.0.0 has progressed from alpha to two betas in the last month, but is it, perhaps, time to release 3.9.0? Or should we libtiff users start to ignore what appears to be a dead branch (3.9) and just migrate to 4.0?

In other words, will 4.0.0 end up being released before 3.9.0? Or is the plan to release them simultaneously? (And if so, on what should users base their choice between them?)

Thanks,

Lee.