[sane-devel] 1.0.25 is out, now what?

Johannes Meixner jsmeix at suse.de
Fri Oct 30 09:11:45 UTC 2015


On Oct 29 20:13 Stef wrote (excerpt):
>>> - drop support for parallel port scanners
> rather than dropping support for working hardware
> (and which doesn't require any work), I'd prefer
> an option to optionally compile them in (or out).
> That would give the package builder the final choice
> and keep support for them for those who still use
> them (still got 2 of them).

See what I had written here:
Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2015 13:43:17 +0200 (CEST)
Subject: Re: [sane-devel] 1.0.25 is out, now what?
My current plan how to drop it is to keep the backends
for parallel port scanners but to only remove the
entries for parallel port scanners from the description
files which results that the YaST scanner setup no longer
shows parallel port scanners. This way I could get end-user
feedback if parallel port scanners are still of any interest
and if yes, I could tell the user how to enable the matching
backend manually without the need to install a different
sane-backends package to get a parallel port scanner working.

I.e. I have no plans to remove the actual backends
(driver libraries) all of a sudden.

Kind Regards
Johannes Meixner
SUSE LINUX GmbH - GF: Felix Imendoerffer, Jane Smithard,
Graham Norton - HRB 21284 (AG Nuernberg)

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