[sane-devel] new epson backend

Karl Heinz Kremer khk at khk.net
Wed Jan 25 11:02:11 UTC 2006

Just make your code/changes available and I can take a look to see  
how complicated it would be to merge it with the standard EPSON backend?

On Jan 25, 2006, at 5:16 AM, Alessandro Zummo wrote:

> 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
>   http://www.towertech.it
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