Howdy guys. Sorry for the crosspost. Patch to speed up taglib.
wheeler at kde.org
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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