[sane-devel] sane-backends 1.0.19 Code Freeze

Alessandro Zummo azummo-lists at towertech.it
Wed Jan 23 15:44:53 UTC 2008

On Wed, 23 Jan 2008 12:14:08 +0100
René Rebe <rene at exactcode.de> wrote:

> I find this alarming for two different reasons. First of all SANE  
> already
> historically had a slow release cycle and it should not follow other  
> projects
> into slow and ever breaking development.

 slow? it wasn't slow, it was frozen.  :)

> Additionally; How big can the changes be? IMHO SANE should rather
> be incrementally and compatible changed for newer features, simillar
> as POSIX standards or Linux develops. So that no fundamental
> incompatibilities are created.

 the target is to maintain compatibility.

> For me it is not the feature set of SANE would require a major over-
> haul. It would be rather nicer to changes the interna of SANE to avoid
> code bloat, such as re-implementation of calibration, gamma table
> use etc. pp. to not re-implement all this in every backend. However
> that could be archived without breaking the API for frontends or  
> existing
> backends.

 that would be a very good effort!


 Best regards,

 Alessandro Zummo,
  Tower Technologies - Torino, Italy


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