[sane-devel] sane-backends release 1.0.26 schedule
paddy-hack at member.fsf.org
Sun Apr 30 11:35:04 UTC 2017
m. allan noah writes:
> Ok folks, it's time to get another sane-backends release out the door.
I was about to ping you on that ;-)
> Olaf has done a good job of cleaning up our contributors list and
> curating the bug tracker.
I don't think I did a good job (yet?) with the bug tracker but, hey, if
you think I did, I'll take the kudos ;-)
# Me no like the Alioth bug tracker ... at all. It feels so antiquated
# now I've been using GitLab and GitHub for a year or two ...
> However, there are a handful of patches in
> the bug tracker that could still be applied, once they are reviewed.
I'm working through the recent patches to the mailing list. I also have
some concerns about Wilhelm's report (from 2017-04-05) that looping over
crashes on Debian (not on Arch Linux or Gentoo). It appears to be an
issue with threading. I know the sanei_thread API has issues but
haven't gotten around to testing this. I hope to take a look before
> Also, quite a number of backends that are now unmaintained. So, this
> is a good time to get involved with sane. If you benefit from this
> project, and have some programming experience, we could use the help.
> May 7: Feature freeze (only fix bugs and update docs after this date)
I have the whole week off until May 7 (Golden Week here in Japan). I
was thinking of doing some other hacking but I'll go over the mailing
list for unapplied but appliable patches as well as patches in the bug
tracker. I won't be doing anything May 2/3, though.
> May 14: Code freeze (only update docs after this date)
> May 21: Release
> Any questions or concerns, let me know.
Do you need a hand writing or an eye reviewing the release notes? If
yes, just say so.
Please mention that the USB support's configure option has changed, that
libusb-0.1 is deprecated and that libusb-1.0 is the default now (if both
are available). This may hit unsuspecting binary package maintainers.
@Rolf> Could the changed configure option be why your PPAs no longer
build? See a9c81394 for details. You want --with-usb (or just
default if a libusb*-dev package is in the Build-Depends). If
it's something else, let us know what's preventing your builds
As there have been some changes in configure.ac and friends, I'll check
if the doc/backend-writing.txt file needs updating.
Hope this helps,
Olaf Meeuwissen, LPIC-2 FSF Associate Member since 2004-01-27
GnuPG key: F84A2DD9/B3C0 2F47 EA19 64F4 9F13 F43E B8A4 A88A F84A 2DD9
Support Free Software https://my.fsf.org/donate
Join the Free Software Foundation https://my.fsf.org/join
More information about the sane-devel