[sane-devel] Proposal for device lists

Oliver Rauch oliver.rauch@rauch-domain.de
Mon, 30 Sep 2002 18:40:27 +0200

Henning Meier-Geinitz schrieb:
> Hi,
> Before we release the next SANE version we should think about how to
> present the different types of device/backend lists on the HTML pages.
> One way to do this is described here:
> On the Main page, only one link:
> Introduction
> Tutorial
> Supported Scanners
> Supported Platforms
> Applications (frontends)
> [...]
> On the supported devices page:
> Devices supported by SANE
> (fat/big whatever)
> * Stable version sorted by manufacturer
> * Stable version sorted by backend
> (smaller)
> * CVS version sorted by manufacturer
> * CVS version sorted by backend
> * External drivers sorted by manufacturer
> * External divers sorted by backend
> * Older SANE versions (1.0.8, 1.0.7, 1.0.6, ...)
> My intention is to not clutter the main page with lots of links to
> lists and provide an easy way to the most important list (stable
> manufacturers) nevertheless.
> Anyone has better ideas?

I will change it in a way like you suggested.

> By the way: What about the link to Jonathan Buzzard's parallel port
> and USB scanners pages? The lists are very useful but haven't been
> updated for about one year and I get quite a lot of comments from
> users who are surprised that their scanner is supported although it's
> mentioned otherwise on these pages. I have also seen some comments on
> Usenet about the SANE project recommending Epson scanners. Some guys
> don't seem to realize that these are not "official" SANE pages even if
> it's mentioned that it isn't.
> So what do we do: Keep the links and add a sentence that the user
> should check the up-to-dateness of the pages or remove the links?

When the author does not keep the pages up to date then we can make
a link page "outdated related links".


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