[sane-devel] Supported Scanners Updates

Povilas Kanapickas povilas at radix.lt
Sun Dec 1 09:26:33 GMT 2019

Hi Ralph,

On 11/19/19 12:33 AM, Ralph Little wrote:
> Hi,
> I know that some people have mentioned that the Supported Scanners page
> is a bit out-of-date but I have a suggestion for it.
> As we have seen in the genesys backend, bit rot has played its part in
> breaking support for some models. This is inevitable whenever we do work
> on a backend and can't test all supported hardware: no blame here, it is
> just an unavoidable fact of life.
> I'm doing a bit of work in trying to acquire some scanner models so that
> we can do some regression testing and fix what issues are found. As
> example, the Supported Scanners page shows the ScanJet 3670 as fully
> working, but that's not true as of right now.
> Perhaps it would make sense to add another column to indicate when a
> scanner was last officially tested (and on which backend version) and
> had a positive outcome, or otherwise. Currently, we only report the
> minimum supported backend version, with nothing additional added after that.>
> What do people think?

I think the most important thing for downstream users would be what
versions of SANE were working with the scanner. I think it makes sense
to have a column where we could put a list of released SANE versions
with which the scanner was successfully tested. Putting a date is
perhaps not very useful because development code from the master branch
can break at any time before the release and it does not matter much if
I test 1.0.28 now or a year from now.


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