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Re: intention for tiff packages

On Sun, Jan 22, 2012 at 20:46:11 -0500, Jay Berkenbilt wrote:

> Much to my surprise, upstream looks like they are going to take it.  I
> started a thread on the tiff list today, and one of the primary
> maintainers already introduced a change in their CVS to make this
> possible.
Awesome news, thanks.

> I think the process will be
>  1.  Introduce a symbol-versioned version of tiff 3.x
>  2.  Binary NMU everything so that all existing libraries and programs
>      link with the symbol-versioned tiff 3.x
>  3.  Introduce a symbol-versioned tiff 4.x using something akin to my
>      original plan of having a tiff3 source package with 3.9.x libraries
>      only and upgrading the tiff package to use 4.x
> Is this right?  Many packages will be able to link with tiff 4.x without
> any changes.  Anyway, we can discuss the exact mechanics of the
> migration after step 2 is done assuming this is more or less right since
> I imagine that will still take some time.
That's basically it.


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