TagLib 1.7 RC1 released

Lukáš Lalinský lalinsky at gmail.com
Fri Feb 18 18:53:12 CET 2011

Even though I wasn't planning to make a 1.7 release by the time 1.6.3
was released, moving forward with the 1.x series seems to be the
easiest way to go. There are many new features in this version. The
biggest ones are full support for Monkey's Audio files and cover art
support for WMA and FLAC files. There are also a number of bug fixes.
The reason why I decided to go with a RC is that some code had to be
rewritten in order to add the new features, so I'd like more people to
test it before there is a final release. Also, if I've forgotten about
somebody's patch that should be included in the final release, please
let me know.

One important thing is that TagLib 1.7 no longer supports building
using automake/autoconf. If you used this build system, try our
CMake-based build system which was available in TagLib for a long
time. The INSTALL document has been rewritten to cover the most
important CMake options.


  * http://launchpad.net/taglib/trunk/1.7rc1/+download/taglib-1.7rc1.tar.gz

Full changelog for this release:

 * Support for reading/writing tags from Monkey's Audio files. (BUG:210404)
 * Support for reading/writing embedded pictures from WMA files.
 * Support for reading/writing embedded pictures from FLAC files (BUG:218696).
 * Implemented APE::Tag::isEmpty() to check for all APE tags, not just
the basic ones.
 * Added reading of WAV audio length. (BUG:116033)
 * Exposed FLAC MD5 signature of the uncompressed audio stream via
FLAC::Properties::signature(). (BUG:160172)
 * Added function ByteVector::toHex() for hex-encoding of byte vectors.
 * WavPack reader now tries to get the audio length by finding the
final block, if the header doesn't have the information. (BUG:258016)
 * Fixed a memory leak in the ID3v2.2 PIC frame parser. (BUG:257007)
 * Fixed writing of RIFF files with even chunk sizes. (BUG:243954)
 * Fixed compilation on MSVC 2010.
 * Removed support for building using autoconf/automake.
 * API docs can be now built using "make docs".


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