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Future plans getID3() 1.x and 2.x

Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 8:18 pm
by WaldoMonster
I have done some speed comparisons between the 1.8.1 and 2.0.0b6 with 13337 media files:
1.8.1 did take 780 seconds
2.0.0b6 did take 430 seconds
Speed wise I prefer getID3() 2.0.0b6 for now!

Since both getID3() 1.8.1 and 2.0.0b6 require PHP 5, what are the future plans?
Will version 2.x be further developed?
Are there plans to back port code from 2.x to the 1.x versions?
Any other plan?

Re: Future plans getID3() 1.x and 2.x

Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 8:48 pm
by James Heinrich
v2 was developed by Allan through a lot of hard work focusing on memory and speed optimizations. It is not as fully-featured as v1.x (not all the code was ported). Allan is no longer working on getID3.

Future development plans are basically bugfix/maintenance, with the focus on v1.x (but I do attempt to port any bugfixes to v2.x if it also affected). v2.x are second priority. Missing features from v2.x are low priority.

If v2.x does what you need, it is the faster/better choice, just be aware it may be feature-incomplete (and will retain the "beta" tag for the foreseeable future. Caveat programmor.)

Re: Future plans getID3() 1.x and 2.x

Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 7:17 pm
by WaldoMonster
Thanks for the info!