[sane-devel] sane-backends release 1.0.26 schedule

Olaf Meeuwissen paddy-hack at member.fsf.org
Sat May 6 06:32:47 UTC 2017

Hi again,

Olaf Meeuwissen writes:

> Hi Allan,
> m. allan noah writes:
>> Ok folks, it's time to get another sane-backends release out the door.
> [snip]
>> 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'm done with the patches to the mailing list as well as any in the bug
tracker.  I've gone back all the way to September 2015.  There are still
a few patches in the bug tracker for issues that have been assigned and
seen follow-up from assignees.  Those I haven't touched.  I'll leave
these to the respective assignees.

# Going through all open bugs looking for patches is *no* fun.  I had to
# open every single bug report :-(  Is there no way to flag bug reports
# with a patch so I can query on that?

> I also have some concerns about Wilhelm's report (from 2017-04-05)
> that looping over
>   sane_init()
>   sane_get_devices()
>   sane_exit()
> 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
> the release.

This seems to have been fixed in git.  See the mailing list for details.

> [snip]
> 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
>        from succeeding.

I've started looking at Rolf's PPA build issue.  It doesn't seem to be
the --with-usb flag that's causing the trouble.  There's a couple of
things that need fixing but I'll have a look at that later today or

> As there have been some changes in configure.ac and friends, I'll check
> if the doc/backend-writing.txt file needs updating.

This is still on my list.

Hope this helps,
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