[sane-devel] Proposal: SANE standard addition (was: test backend: 1 bit RGB data for grid pattern)

abel deuring a.deuring@satzbau-gmbh.de
Thu, 26 Sep 2002 23:09:20 +0200

Henning Meier-Geinitz wrote:
> Ok,
> On Thu, Sep 26, 2002 at 10:19:42PM +0200, abel deuring wrote:
>>>"For depth 1, the order of the bits within each byte is most
>>>significant bit to least significant bit."
>>To avoid any misunderstanding: "For depth 1, the leftmost pixel is 
>>stored in the most significant bit, and the rightmost pixel in the least 
>>significant bit." ?
> Ok.
>>And all that for Sane 1 or shall we leave it for Sane 2?
> I think we can do this in SANE 1. It's not really a change but an
> addition of a missing definition. We didn't even increase the minor
> version for such changes in the past. Maybe we should?

well, I don't mind much about the standard version numbering ;) But you 
wrote in an earlier mail that some frontends may already support the 1 
bit RGB mode. Since we should at least change the output of the test 
backend to conform with the addition to/clarification of the standard, 
the frontends should have some way to detect this change. So we should 
perhaps add something like

   "Before Sane release 1.0.9 RGB 1 bit data was stored in the reverse