[sane-devel] [ANNOUNCE] Feature freeze for sane-backends 1.0.17

Henning Meier-Geinitz henning at meier-geinitz.de
Mon Nov 21 17:37:47 UTC 2005

Hi everyone,

Feature freeze for sane-backends 1.0.17 is now active. This means,
that no new backends or new features for existing backends should be
committed to CVS anymore. Bug fixes, documentation and translation
updates are still ok.

Time table:
2005-12-04 Code freeze
2005-12-11 Release

After code freeze only fixes of grave bugs that render a backend
completely unusable or break compilation and documentation updates are

There have been quite some changes since the last release. Therefore
please test the current version of sane-backends carefully, so all
bugs are found until release. Current snapshots are available here:


The current NEWS file is appended.

Developers, please have a look at our growing list of bugs and fix as
many bugs as possible:


If the bug report is bogus, please close it with a comment why it's

If you need more information from the author, add a comment. If you
don't get more info and can't reproduce the bug, close it.

Also, you can view only bugs assigned to you to reduce the number of
visible bugs. Having a look at bugs assigned to nobody is also worth a
try as some bugs affect several backends/maintainers. You can also
sort by topic ("Summary").


New with 1.0.17, released 2005-12-11:

* New backends: hp4200 (HP ScanJet 4200), lexmark (Lexmark X1100 series),
  mustek_usb2 (Mustek BearPaw 2448 TA Pro)
* Updated backends: artec_eplus48u, fujitsu, genesys, gt68xx, microtek2,
  mustek_pp, plustek, plustek_pp, sm3600, snapscan, umax_pp.
* Hotplug/udev updates.
* scanimage fixes.
* sane-find-scanner finds more chipsets.
* Build system fixes/updates. make now calls makedepend.
* Portability fixes (especially for MacOSX, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, OS/2).
* Updated translations.
* Documentation updates.
* Bugfixes.

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