[Flac-dev] Bugfix release?

Brian Willoughby brianw at sounds.wa.com
Fri Jul 23 05:30:01 PDT 2010

I am not aware of any bugs, which is probably why you do not see a  
steady stream of releases.  I actually find this quite reassuring,  
since I prefer a highly stable and dependable tool as opposed to one  
which is frequently updated.  Every update brings the potential for  
new bugs.

If you have a bug to report, then please mention it.  Otherwise, just  
asking for a new release is probably not something that is productive  
in itself.  I do not intend any offense, I just think that we need a  
good reason to want an update, rather than just creating more work.

P.S.  My main use of FLAC is to archive original recordings of live  
performances.  These are usually 24-bit, 48 kHz recordings, but  
sometimes higher sample rates.  Files are typically AIFF or CAF (the  
latter requires intermediate conversion) and mono, but sometimes I  
will manually combine a stereo pair if my recording system does not  
already allow that.  When a single day's recordings can fill an 8.5  
GB Dual Layer DVD, it becomes important to compress, but lossless is  
an absolute must for original master recordings.  Also, one of my  
recording platforms - the Sound Devices 702 - records directly to  
stereo FLAC, simplifying my archival process.

Brian Willoughby
Sound Consulting

On Jul 22, 2010, at 23:33, grarpamp wrote:
> Hi. It has been some time since I posted to the list, and may be some
> time in the future until I have an oppurtunity to revisit FLAC. So,  
> as I have
> been quite satisfied yet always mindful with FLAC, I simply wanted  
> to encourage
> any potential cumulative bugfix release... and or repository tag/ 
> update
> as such... should it be warranted. It would not go unappreciated by
> the base users, myself included. Thanks :-)
> ps: I cannot speak for any other set of users, but my main current
> use of FLAC is to shrink rips for storage and playback. And to
> expand them back to the identical original rip as needed. Beyond
> that basic requirement, my current interest is in working playback
> plugins. I do not yet need tagging functions as I handle that in the
> filename itself. Nor do I need other functions as of yet.
> As far as I can tell, FLAC has become the leader in lossless.
> Thank you for FLAC!

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