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73                 <B><FONT SIZE="+2">FLAC developers</FONT></B>
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80                 FLAC is an open source project and we are happy to enlist the help of anyone who wants to contribute.  You can do this to a limited extent through the <A HREF="http://sourceforge.net/mail/?group_id=13478">mailing list</A> but if you have major changes to make to the code it's best to <A HREF="http://sourceforge.net/project/memberlist.php?group_id=13478">sign up as a developer</A>.  In either case, make sure to check out the <A HREF="goals.html">FLAC goals</A> first; there are some thing the we <B>don't</B> want added to FLAC, like copy protection and lossy compression.
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83                 High priority items are:
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88                         More input plugins.  Currently there are plugins for XMMS and Winamp; Freeamp is in the works.  More is better!
89                 </LI>
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91                         Improving the compression methods.
92                 </LI>
93         </UL>
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96                 Some other "nice-to-haves":
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101                         Fix the MSVC makefiles to make libFLAC.dll (instead of just the .lib).
102                 </LI>
103                 <LI>
104                         Configurable ID3V1 support and ID3V2 support in the plugins.
105                 </LI>
106                 <LI>
107                         A better logo!  Gimp jedi I'm not...
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109         </UL>
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111         <P>
112                 Things that are in the works (check the flac-dev mailing list):
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117                         Windows ACM codec.
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119                 <LI>
120                         FLAC module for <A HREF="http://oss.sgi.com/projects/audiofile/">Audiofile</A>.
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137                 <B><FONT SIZE="+2">third-party developers</FONT></B>
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144                 FLAC is open to third-party developers who want to add support for FLAC into their programs.  All the necessary functionality is contained the libraries libFLAC or libFLAC++ which are licensed under the <A HREF="http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/lesser.html">LGPL</A>.  The relevant documentation here is:
145                 <UL>
146                         <LI>The <A HREF="api/index.html">libFLAC and libFLAC++ API documentation</A></LI>
147                         <LI>The <A HREF="format.html">formal description</A> of the FLAC format.</LI>
148                         <LI>The <A HREF="id.html">ID registration page</A> for registering an ID if you need to write custom metadata.</LI>
149                 </UL>
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152                 There also are several examples in the FLAC code base of the use of libFLAC and libFLAC++ that may also be helpful.  Visit the <A HREF="download.html">download page</A> for instructions on how to get the source.
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