I am interested in modifying and extending the tiff package for several reasons:
- Update to more recent
libtiff(currently it uses 4.0.2 which is )
- Add support for reading TIFF directories without loading the accompanying images
- Add support for reading tiled TIFF images
I have attempted to contact the author (Simon Urbanek) via github ticket, via his published email, and via what appears to be a work email. I haven't received any reply.
What is the best way to proceed? So far I have forked the repo and implemented the first two items listed above. I will eventually want to use the modified library as a dependency in another package. Should I ask users to install from github? Rename the package and distribute that?
Any advice and suggestions appreciated. Thanks!