[Flac-dev] possible format change
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Mon Mar 26 11:15:47 PST 2001
> > i think you should change format 'cause everyone was warned about
> > possible format change and noone uses flac for archiving now.
> > while it's beta we should just test and improve format.
> > it'll be harder to do later and tail of compability patches
> > can make format too complicated.
> > ~~~~~~
> > andrei
> I also think you should change the format now, and I *do* use FLAC
> for archiving. When I write FLAC files to tape, I also write the
> FLAC program(s) I used for the archive. Before removing the
> I verify that uncompressing the FLAC file gives me back the original.
> It's much better to change the format now than after 1.0. FLAC files
> from 0.4, 0.5, and 0.6 can't be uncompressed with the same program,
> there's no reason to expect 0.8 and 0.9 or 0.9 and 1.0 to be
> However, all 1.x versions should have a compatible format.
> Now is the time.
Good, it looks like everyone's in agreement. I'll go ahead and make
the changes before 0.9 so we'll all have some more time to test.
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