Updated: tiff-3.6.0-2 NEW: libtiff-devel-3.6.0-2, libtiff3-3.6.0-2

Charles Wilson cwilson@ece.gatech.edu
Tue Jul 22 07:07:00 GMT 2003

The tiff package has been updated to version 3.6.0-2.  This is NOT a
64bit, cygwin-1.5.0 test release.  It is a cygwin-1.3.22 release;
upgrade now.  However, the upcoming 64bit release will have a DLL with a
new name, because libtiff depends on libjpeg, and because libjpeg's ABI
changed, so did libtiff's.  But that's all in the future.  For now, this
release is purely preparatory for the 64bit release.

I repeat, THIS release is NOT a cygwin-1.5.0 test release.  It is
cygwin-1.3.22-compatible; upgrade now.

The only difference in this release and the previous 3.6.0-1 release, is
that here we have split into three:

    libtiff3        -- contains cygtiff3.dll
    libtiff-devel   -- contains headers, import/static libs, man3 pages
    tiff            -- everything else (incl. utilities)

This is the ONLY change between 3.6.0-1 and 3.6.0-2

Charles Wilson
tiff volunteer maintainer for cygwin


To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the http://sources.redhat.com/cygwin web page.  This downloads setup.exe
to your system.

Run setup and answer all of the questions.  You must choose a
mirror, since direct downloads from 'cygwin.com' are no longer

ftp://mirrors.rcn.net/pub/sourceware/cygwin/ (US)
ftp://linux.sarang.net/mirror/development/compiler/cygwin/ (Korea)
ftp://ftp.mirror.ac.uk/sites/sourceware.cygnus.com/pub/cygwin (UK)

The setup.exe program will figure out what needs to be updated on your
system and should install the tiff package automatically.

If you have questions or comments, please send them to the Cygwin
mailing list at:  cygwin@sources.redhat.com .  I would appreciate if you
would use this mailing list rather than emailing me directly. This
includes ideas and comments about the setup utility or Cygwin general.

If you want to make a point or ask a question the Cygwin mailing list is
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o The DLL exports a few variables that are "bad" -- in the
sense that they cannot be auto-imported (arrays of structs, etc).
However, these are library private and should NOT be accessed by
external programs.  If you find a rogue program out there that
messes with these internal data objects, let me know...

On the other hand, --enable-pseudo-relocs should take care of the 
problem, as an interim solution for those rogues.

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