[sane-devel] Completing epson backend deprecation

m. allan noah kitno455 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 12 12:36:22 UTC 2012

I seem to recall some cases in the past couple years where we had to
redirect users to the older epson backend, due to bugs with epson2. Do
we feel like these have been resolved?


On Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 6:57 AM, Alessandro Zummo
<azummo-lists at towertech.it> wrote:
> On Tue, 12 Jun 2012 19:37:53 +0900
> Olaf Meeuwissen <olaf.meeuwissen at avasys.jp> wrote:
>> I see it is commented out in backend/dll.conf.in but apparently that
>> does not keep people (including binary package maintainers?) from
>> activating it.  It's been three years since deprecation, isn't it about
>> time it was removed from ALL_BACKENDS in configure.in?  Or at least not
>> compiled by default?
>> FWIW, there are more backends in this situation.  The same release
>> mentions the coolscan2 backend as well, suggesting to use coolscan3.
>  While epson2 does quite a better job than epson, coolscan3 has very little
>  testing because the hardware is not so widespread.
>  I'd keep coolscan2 and remove epson.
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