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Exiv2 1.00

Updated Apr 5, 2021

Here's the plan to achieve Exiv2 v1.00 in 2021:

Meeting notes of 2021-02-27


  • Robin Mills
  • Volker Griels-Grabsch
  • Luis Diaz
  • Christoph Hasse
  • Peter Kovar
  • Alexander Esseling
  • Thomas Beutlich

Join OIN (open invention network)?

  • Joining OIN is being suspended in the short-term
  • Decision to evaluate joining the KDE project
  • Benefits: KDE is already part of the open invention network
  • KDE project might bring new contributor and/or maintainer to the project

Exiv2 after v0.27.4?

  • No new maintainer has volunteered.
  • We agreed to simplify the branch structure and modernise the code (C++20 support)
  • Current 'master' branch will be renamed 'old-master' and frozen.
  • '0.27-maintenance' will be frozen.
  • We'll branch '0.27-maintenance' to 'main' and make it the default branch.
  • Luis will port unique_ptr code from 'old-master' to 'main'.
  • Robin will release v0.28 from 'main' in the Fall.

Exiv2 v0.27 dot releases

Updated Nov 26, 2021

Security fixes for Exiv2 v0.27

Exiv2 v1.00 will require C++11. There will be several security fixes to Exiv2 v0.27 during 2019, 2020 and 2021. To avoid defining lots of GitHub projects, this "umbrella" monitors progress on "the dots".

Release Date Link Comment
v0.27.1 2019-04-25 0.27.1 Security and Bug Fixes.
Web site relocated.
2 Release Candidates.
v0.27.2 2019-07-29 0.27.2 Security and Bug Fixes.
Documentation enhancements.
3 Release Candidates.
v0.27.3 2020-06-30 0.27.3 Security and Bug Fixes.
UNIX and C++11/14 Support.
Better Documentation.
2 Release Candidates.
v0.27.4 2021-06-15 0.27.4 bmff support
python only test suite
Bug Fixes
v0.27.5 2021-10-22 0.27.5 BMFF Fixes
Security Fixes
Minor bug and documentation changes