[sane-devel] Proposed Upgrade (pu) branches on GitLab

Olaf Meeuwissen paddy-hack at member.fsf.org
Wed Sep 16 11:07:43 UTC 2015

Hi devs,

I've been mail bombing the list, going through unassigned open tickets
and pushing pu/* branches to my clone of sane-backends at GitLab[1].

 [1] https://gitlab.com/sane-project/backends/branches

There are ten pu/* branches there as of writing and I have another five
or so in the pipeline.  And I still have about 50 unassigned tickets to
look at so there's probably more to come ;-)

I would appreciate it if some of you could take a look at these branches
and merge them to Alioth's master.

There is one must-have: pu/fix-make-dist-targets.  Without it you won't
be able to roll a tarball.  It also fixes `make distcheck` so you can do
builds outside of the top-level source directory.

There are two no-brainers: pu/fix-*.  The numbers refer to the associated
bug reports.  I'll close those after I see the respective merges of these

In the "IMNSHO-should-have" category:
 - pu/epson-epson2-usb-split because the epson backend doesn't claim to
   support *all* the scanners epson2 does --> @alessandro
 - pu/magicolor-4690MF-support because it adds support for a new scanner
   --> @reinhold
 - pu/protect-niash-option-access-315132 because it fixes a slightly far
   fetched security issue --> @stef

For MIPS/musl portability, there's:
 - pu/dont-detach-after-join
 - pu/fix-musl-inb-outb-detection-on-mips
and there may be another fix coming for u_char/u_long issues.

Finally, there's:
 - pu/bit-depth-reporting-fix which fixes a corner case in scanimage's
 - pu/install-umax-pp-tools which addresses something Johannes pointed
   out on the list.

I've tried to attribute all the patches to their respective authors and
timestamp them to match the first appearance that I am aware of.  While
waiting for some/most/all of these to get merged, I'm off peering over
unassigned tickets again.

Hope this helps,
Olaf Meeuwissen, LPIC-2            FSF Associate Member since 2004-01-27
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