[sane-devel] new epson backend

Alessandro Zummo azummo-lists at towertech.it
Wed Jan 25 10:16:39 UTC 2006

On Wed, 25 Jan 2006 07:57:30 +0100
Mattias Ellert <
> >   Sane now recognizes the scanner and talks to it,
> >  but there are still issues I need to solve. I revamped
> >  the backend a bit and since I'm sure I introduced new bugs
> >  and/or breaked compatibility, I would like to release it
> >  under a new name. Suggestions are appreciated.


> The work needed to merge the new functionality into the existing
> backend, though it might look to be much initially, will most likely be
> less than the sum of the extra work needed for the future maintenance
> for keeping the two backends consistent in the future.

 That work can be done, but what about testing? I don't think
 we have every single Epson scanner. If at one point SANE switches
 to this backend, there's the risk of being overwhelmed by bug
 reports about scanners that were working just fine...

 Anyway, I'll post a patch in a few days so that others
 might evaluate it. 


 Best regards,

 Alessandro Zummo,
  Tower Technologies - Turin, Italy


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