[sane-devel] [RFC] SANE 1.1.0 Remove linux kernel scanner.o support

m. allan noah kitno455 at gmail.com
Fri May 9 00:31:27 UTC 2008

On 5/8/08, Olaf Meeuwissen <olaf.meeuwissen at avasys.jp> wrote:
> Julien BLACHE <jb at jblache.org> writes:
>  > "m. allan noah" <kitno455 at gmail.com> wrote:
>  >
>  > Hi,
>  >
>  >> Now that distros have gotten udev under control, and users are
>  >> learning to modify it, we have seen cases where a person made their
>  >> scanner show up as /dev/scanner. This causes sanei_usb to try and talk
>  >> to it like it uses the old kernel scanner module. how about we remove
>  >> that code finally?
>  >
>  > It's well past time. 2.6.3 is no longer history, it's archeology
>  > now... :)
> Hmm, just having read those comments about portability and old, never
>  updated systems, I find this a bit contradictory.  I'm personally all
>  in favour to dump scanner.o support but what about those poor embedded
>  system developers that have to get something to work on, say, RH 7.1?

Julien seems to give no quarter to old Linux, but has a soft spot for
old Unix :)

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