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

m. allan noah kitno455 at gmail.com
Fri May 9 14:35:56 UTC 2008

On Fri, May 9, 2008 at 3:26 AM, Julien BLACHE <jb at jblache.org> wrote:
> "m. allan noah" <kitno455 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>> Julien seems to give no quarter to old Linux, but has a soft spot for
>> old Unix :)
> <http://www.sane-project.org/intro.html>
> "...
> The current source code is written for UNIX (including GNU/Linux)
> ..."
> SANE is historically a UNIX project (note how it says "including"),
> and I think it should remain that way.
> Now, there's a difference between actively supporting proprietary
> Unices by testing the code on them on a regular basis (something
> Henning used to do before release) and actively breaking support for
> those by writing Linux-only code (something Alessandro would be more
> than happy to do, it seems).
> I think our current practices are inbetween these 2 extremes and it
> should remain that way. If something breaks for somebody on a platform
> we don't test, at least they'll have a chance to fix it without having
> to rewrite large chunks of code, and we can integrate the fixes.
> Also note that we have active OS/2, OS X and Win32 ports, that are
> pretty much guaranteed to break if we start going Linux-only, too.

he never said linux only, he said C99. That should work fine on OSX,
not sure about the other two you mentioned.

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