[sane-devel] sane.h and commented out definitions for next version SANE

m. allan noah kitno455 at gmail.com
Mon May 24 19:48:48 UTC 2010

I have committed this patch, and can confirm that
sane-frontends-1.0.15git builds against released sane-backends.


On Mon, May 10, 2010 at 9:37 PM, m. allan noah <kitno455 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, May 9, 2010 at 4:59 PM, Ilmārs Poikāns <ilmars at delibero.lv> wrote:
>> Hi,
>>> At this point, I dont think we want to enshrine anything as being part
>>> of SANE2.
>> I didn't ment exactly SANE2, just next version, if there will be any.
>> Both #ifdef 0 in sane.h comments out code because "following are for
>> later sane version, older frontends wont support" and "these are to be
>> exposed in a later version of SANE". I didn't get it, why enabling
>> this code with one define flag (SANE_<something>) doesn't make your
>> code look nicer?  Wouldn't that make updating backends and frontends
>> for new version changes easier - make with and without flag, test it,
>> ship it? Anyway I'm new here, so I don't see things you see :)
> we have not concluded that these are the right ways to implement the features.
>>> The proper fix is to either remove that code, or stop
>>> shipping sane-frontends altogether.
>> Please, find patch in attachment, that adds ifdefs in sane-frontends,
>> so undefined SANE_STATUS_WARMING_UP (currently commented out in
>> sane.h) doesn't break compilation of frontends.
> This seems proper, I will commit it.
>> Only thing that is
>> left - configure needs to be updated too, so it doesn't require
>> sane-backends version >= 1.1.0.
> OK, i can do that. But, in the end, I think that sane-frontends will
> end up deprecated. It would be more helpful to figure out if any
> changes are required to use scanimage as a replacement for scanadf.
>> With this patch sane-frontends
>> compiles with current sane-backends. I was able to scan with scanadf
>> and xsane as usual. I guess backends doesn't return STATUS WARMING_UP
>> or  blocks on sane_init, if it isn't defined?
> If it is not defined, no backend can/should return it.
> allan
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