Howdy guys. Sorry for the crosspost. Patch to speed up taglib.

Scott Wheeler wheeler at
Fri Oct 12 04:45:27 CEST 2007

Jeff Mitchell wrote:
> [...] And no distro that I know of is going to make a taglib 
> snapshot with such a patch that would be used for Amarok 1.4.x.  Despite our 
> strong advice, half of them seem to still be using the official 1.4 tarball. 

Small note here -- I don't know what the Amarok 2.x release schedule is 
like, but TagLib 1.5 (or 1.4.1 -- once I look at the diff I'll decide 
the appropriate version number) will finally, seriously, be pushed out 
the door in the next week or two.  I finally decided to just go 
bugger-all on it and release more or less what's in SVN, since while I 
often manage to review a handful of patches at a time and commit some as 
appropriate, finding the time to really go through all of the 
outstanding patches just isn't happening right now.

I'll try to test this patch before I do the tarball, but honestly, 
unless the improvements are dramatic I'll probably leave it out.  I just 
finally got my Linux box working again (OpenSUSE 10.2 put it completely 
out of use for the last two months -- something in the USB keyboard 
driver there caused the keyboard to stop working every couple of minutes.)

The one final thing that I was waiting on, and just got the last 
confirmation for yesterday was the switch to a dual LGPL / MPL for the 
next release.  If I have time this weekend I'll push out the release.  
As for how it affects Amarok, since TagLib is API / ABI stable, it's 
just a question if the next round of distros will ship Amarok 1.x or 
2.x.  The next TagLib version wouldn't even require Amarok to be 
relinked.  (As has been true since 1.0.)


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