[sane-devel] New release of sane-backends?

m. allan noah anoah@pfeiffer.edu
Fri, 3 Oct 2003 11:35:21 -0400 (EDT)

i have done the first steps of modifying scanadf so that it uses the 
stiff.h library and can output tiff files as well as pnm. the problem is 
that stiff.h would need to be copied from sane-backends/frontends to 
sane-frontends where scanadf lives.

the other option is to move scanadf into sane-backends (even though it is 
a front end :)

my code is not ready for production, but i am unsure where to put it 


On Fri, 3 Oct 2003, Henning Meier-Geinitz wrote:

> Hi,
> It's quite a long time since the last release of sane-backends so I
> think we should plan for version 1.0.13.
> Our template at doc/releases.txt mentions the following time table:
> Day  0: Announcement of upcoming release on sane-devel including timetable
> Day 14: Backend freeze (no new backends are allowed to enter the distribution)
> Day 21: Feature freeze (only bugfixes + documentation updates)
> Day 35: Code freeze (only fixes for bugs that can destroy hardware, can cause 
>         compilation problems or render a backend completely unusable, and
>         documentation updates are allowed)
> Day 42: Release
> So if we'd announce the timetable in the next few days, the release
> would happen at the end of November. Is anyone against that timetable?
> My personal reasons for a new release are:
> - The links to the SANE homepage, CVS etc. in the distribution should
>   be updated as soon as possible
> - There are some majot improvements in porting (especially win32, MacOS X)  
> - Lots of bug fixes (e.g. a grave one in gt68xx that stops many people
>   from scanning)
> - Lots of other updates to the backends
> - New translations
> Are there any new backends that should be included in 1.0.13?
> I think sane-frontends can wait some more time before it needs to be
> releases. There are quite some open bugs, maybe someone wants to have
> a look at them and either fix or reject them?
> https://alioth.debian.org/tracker/index.php?group_id=1308&atid=410366
> https://alioth.debian.org/tracker/index.php?group_id=1308&atid=410366
> Bye,
>   Henning
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