[sane-devel] The future of the SANE-Standard

m. allan noah kitno455 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 21 20:23:48 UTC 2007

On Dec 21, 2007 3:19 PM, Julien BLACHE <jb at jblache.org> wrote:
> "m. allan noah" <kitno455 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> > if i understand your list, there is a 4th option- add and _inform_ by
> > SONAME/version# change.
> If we can avoid it, we should really avoid it. Though as you note it's
> the proper course of action if the changes are important enough that
> things could break.
> > Bumping the SONAME seems to be the only way to make the outside world
> > aware that they should inspect their code for compatibility, but even
> > if they do not, it will still work, since these new frame types will
> > not be the default case. It also prevents us from having to do any
> > modifications to the dozens of existing backends that wont have the
> > new frame types or options. (unlike b and c).
> I think bumping the SONAME is going to have interesting effects wrt
> proprietary backends. Now that I think about it ... :>

yes- i've thought of that, and that is part of the reason i have been
talking about possibly adding/clarifying some additional well-known
options while we have their attention. Particularly WRT ADF option
handling and the various MFP's out there.


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