[sane-devel] SANE2 commitment

Frank Zago sane at zago.net
Sun Dec 17 19:37:32 CET 2006

Alessandro Zummo wrote:
> On Sun, 17 Dec 2006 15:02:19 +0100
> Jochen Eisinger <jochen at penguin-breeder.org> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Alessandro Zummo wrote:
>>>  I'd appreciate if everyone who is interested can reply
>>>  with their own commitments for the 2007.. ehm.. sane2 :)
>> I'm quite surprised to hear there is a sane2 standard - at least one
>> that we can easily start to implement.
>> I don't think it's a good idea to start hacking something before it's
>> clear we have a standard that will support us for the next few years.
>  you're right. my idea is to rally up some developers
>  and then define the standard. only then we should start
>  hacking.
>  however, defining the standard without the developers
>  will not lead us to anything useful.
>  some people has committed the time necessary to
>  port to sane2 the first bunch of drivers.
>  we are currently missing coders for
>  - all of sanei/* (i'll take sanei_tcp)
>  - the build system (configure, makefile et al) 
>  - X11 frontends

I believe the right approach is to fork the existing tree and start
fixing and adding functionalities to it. That way you'll keep something
that works all the time, saving many headaches.
As or for the sane2 standard, it's only just a piece of paper right now.
Coding should determine what will stay and what will go away, not the
opposite (cathedral vs bazaar).


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