[sane-devel] Sane Release 1.1.0 ?

Johannes Meixner jsmeix at suse.de
Thu Nov 6 17:28:15 UTC 2008


On Nov 6 08:44 Olaf Meeuwissen wrote (shortened):
>   - will a version 2 dll backend still load version 1 backends?
>   - can version 2 frontends use version 1 backends?
>   - will version 1 frontends do the right thing with all version 2
>     backends?
>   - can everyone find the right match of versions?
> The mixed version installations is something that distribution will
> care about.  A lot.  Any distribution people hanging around that want
> to chime in here?

If a mixed version installation does not work well,
we can only wait and keep the old stuff until all
what is important for us (sane-backends, sane-frontends,
xsane, KDE scanning frontend) is ready to work
and then switch completely to the new stuff.

Backward compatibility (i.e. have no regression bugs)
is usually more important than new features, in particular
when new features are not essential to use a scanner.
Additionally there is the LSB standard...

By the way:
Because of this we still have Iscan version 2.10, see

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

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