[sane-devel] [janitorial] Upcoming release: 1.0.29

Olaf Meeuwissen paddy-hack at member.fsf.org
Sun Dec 15 12:08:21 GMT 2019

Hi list,

Some four months, two weeks and a day ago we released version 1.0.28 of
the sane-backends[1][2].  A week later, I posted[3] a janitorial in
which I said I wanted to

 - release on a 4 to 6 month schedule after 1.0.28
 - switch to Debian 10 for source tarballs
 - squat all compiler warnings on Debian 10
 - update our documentation

So, in terms of time schedule, we should start thinking of releasing
1.0.29.  We've just acquired a new backend (and have another in the
pipeline) and there have been close to 900(!) commits since 1.0.28.

Our source tarballs are built using a minimal Debian 10 Docker image
already.  In the compiler warning department[4] things don't look as
good.  I've been a bit busy with other stuff like triaging new issues,
reviewing merge requests and converting the SANE Standard to Sphinx
reStructuredText, apart from my non-SANE activities.

 [1]: https://gitlab.com/sane-project/backends/-/releases
 [2]: https://alioth-lists.debian.net/pipermail/sane-devel/2019-July/036919.html
 [3]: https://alioth-lists.debian.net/pipermail/sane-devel/2019-August/036957.html
 [4]: https://gitlab.com/sane-project/backends/issues/120

Despite of a somewhat visible lack of progress to the above goals I set
(for myself?), I suggest targetting 2020-01-20 as the release date for
1.0.29.  How does that sound?

Hope this helps
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