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

Scott Wheeler wheeler at
Fri Oct 12 14:36:16 CEST 2007

Jeff Mitchell wrote:
> On Thursday 11 October 2007, Scott Wheeler wrote:
> I do understand that there are some drawbacks in the form of keeping various 
> API versions online on your website (unless you remove old ones), etc.  But 
> most packagers are quite happy to package a new official release of a small 
> library like taglib once a month or once every few months, when they're not 
> at all happy to package SVN snapshots even if the last release hasn't been 
> for years.

The biggest problem there is that unlike an Amarok bug that makes the 
app crash, a TagLib bug can destroy a user's music collection.  (In 
fact, there was an off-by-one bug in one of TagLib's betas that would 
render every FLAC that it touched unplayable.)  That's why I don't just 
throw together a release every time that it seems like there are a few 
fixes in.  In general, that theory is nice, in practice it's just meant 
that the fixed amount of work to do a release (traditionally reviewing 
all bugs in the repo and reviewing the entire diff since the last 
version) is something that I rarely have time to do.


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