[sane-devel] Help needed for unsupported devices list

Henning Meier-Geinitz henning at meier-geinitz.de
Sun Feb 11 13:47:21 CET 2007

Hi everybody,

I'll be away from home for several months. Therefore I won't be able
to access a Unix system nor do any work in CVS. I'll hopefully still
have access to email and web, but that's all.

Until now, I managed the incoming mails from the "form for unsupported

I.e. any input given there was sent be email to me.

I have now redirected that mails to the sane-devel list. I'll send
some examples that I haven't handled until now later. Their subject is
"Formulardaten" (form data).

What needs to be done with these reports?

1) Check if the scanner in question is already in our lists (scanner
   search engine). If yes, check if the report contains any new data
   (e.g. USB ids, or sane-find-scanner output). If no, ignore report.
2) If the report is about a scanner that is not listed yet, add it to
   doc/descriptions/unsupported.desc in CVS and add a page in the
   unsupported directory of the html CVS. This can be done by copying
   the ".template.html" to a new name. Add the name to
   unsupported.desc (see existing files for examples). Commit all
   files to CVS. The scanner lists should be updated immediately. The
   search engine is only updated once a day.
3) If the scanner already exists, just add the new data to the
   exitsing html file in the unsupported directory in html cvs.   

This takes about 3-10 minutes per "Formulardaten" mail.   

About 30% of the reports will be empty or contain crap data. Another
20% will just have the data we already have ("I also want to have this
scanner supported"). I usually don't respond to these reports at all.

Maybe one or some people from sane-devel can handle these reports from
now on?


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