[sane-devel] sane-backends release 1.0.26 schedule

Rolf Bensch rolf at bensch-online.de
Sat May 6 08:55:27 UTC 2017

Hi Olaf,

I tried to build a recent version for zesty some weeks ago with my test
ppa: https://launchpad.net/~rolfbensch/+archive/ubuntu/sane-test/+packages .

I'll try to investigate this issue next week. If you can provide a patch
before, I can merge it into the build system very quickly.

Hope this helps.


Am 06.05.2017 um 08:32 schrieb Olaf Meeuwissen:
> 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
> tomorrow.
>> 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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