[sane-devel] SANE 1.1.0 Release discussion
revol at free.fr
Thu May 8 12:19:38 UTC 2008
> On 5/6/08, Étienne Bersac <bersace03 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Thanks alan fo this post. I agree with everything on you list.
> > Just add
> > something : would it be possible to just "ensure" that all usb
> > scanner
> > backends support libusb:xxx:yyy as "fallback" device name ?
> i think we can do that, but write it in a more general way- backends
> must allow the 'name' argument to sane_open to be either the
> SANE_Device.name the backend returned in sane_get_devices, or the
> device name used by the sanei_ functions, if those names differ.
> still not sure how to document that requirement for the front-end
> author, because those device names will vary quite a bit between
Now that you talk about platforms, if I may jump into the discussion...
I am a developper for Haiku <http://haiku-os.org/>, a Free Software
rewrite of BeOS, and I updated the SANE BeOS port for Zeta (BeOS R6)
some time ago (I sent diffs which went into cvs).
Before porting to Haiku I tried the other day to build SANE cvs under
Zeta, but had to fix several issues. I suppose it'd be nice if those
could be fixed for a release so at least it builds again on BeOS.
IIRC some non-standard (linux specific) types were used (u_int8_t ?) in
place of standard ones, without even including the correct headers, so
I had to fix many backends.
That might not only affect BeOS btw.
A better fix would be to use the standardized type instead, with the
correct header of course.
Plus some other fixes.
I don't have a patch around, I'll make one ASAP.
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