[sane-devel] incompatible iscan-2.11.0

Johannes Meixner jsmeix at suse.de
Tue Apr 22 17:10:52 UTC 2008


On Apr 22 18:30 Julien BLACHE wrote:
> Johannes Meixner <jsmeix at suse.de> wrote:
> > If there was a directory where all available plugins are listed,
> > I could check what is actually available.
> > I asked for such a directory several times but it seems
> > the Epson or Epson Avasys management is not interested
> > to help distributors to get their stuff well packaged.
> No, they are not, it's a known fact after all these years. That's sad,
> but even Olaf has a hard time getting anything out of them.

I know, I know...

Perhaps it leads to the "solution" that the Linux distributors
agree to no longer distribute their proprietary stuff?

For example I would of course still distribute the free part
of Iscan in our iscan-free package but drop the packages which
contain proprietary stuff and add an explanatory message to
the YaST scanner config to direct the user to the Epson Avasys
web site if a proprietary model is used.

Kind Regards
Johannes Meixner
SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, Maxfeldstrasse 5, 90409 Nuernberg, Germany
AG Nuernberg, HRB 16746, GF: Markus Rex

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