[sane-devel] [sane-announce] XSane source code now hosted at GitLab.com

Kelly Price strredwolf at gmail.com
Wed Feb 20 12:54:42 GMT 2019

And this is where I'm glad I run a source-compiled distro (Gentoo).

I have the last latest release source (xsane-0.999) and some patches
developed by the Gentoo staff/volunteers.  That may help out with
cleaning things up.  Here's the links from a mirror:


You'll probably want to look at the patch set, which may help out with
your cleaning.

On Wed, Feb 20, 2019 at 7:19 AM Olaf Meeuwissen
<paddy-hack at member.fsf.org> wrote:
> Dear all,
> Olaf Meeuwissen writes:
> > Dear all,
> >
> > I'm happy to announce that the XSane source code is back online.
> >
> > In the summer of last year I mentioned that Oliver Rauch, XSane author
> > and maintainer, had taken xsane.org off-line due to the burden imposed
> > by the GDPR[1].  I also mentioned the possibility of hosting the XSane
> > code under the SANE Project's "umbrella".
> >
> >  [1]: https://alioth-lists.debian.net/pipermail/sane-devel/2018-August/036291.html
> >
> > Since then I have been working on-and-off with Oliver to get the source
> > back online.  Oliver has kindly provided an archive of all the releases
> > he could find on his disks.  I have used that to reconstruct the code's
> > history as well as possible, cleaning up a bit along the way.
> I noticed that I didn't clean up as well as I could have :-(
> Files created by running ./configure ended up in the repository and a
> number of files that shouldn't had their execute bits set.
> I have addressed that and *force* pushed a cleaned up repository.
> If you cloned the previous repository and did not edit anything, just
> remove your checkout and clone again.
> If you have local changes, use git diff and/or git format-patch to
> (re)apply your changes to a new clone.  Once you have confirmed that
> your changes are properly applied to the new clone you can remove the
> old one.
> Sorry about any inconvenience caused.
> > You can find the result at
> >
> >   https://gitlab.com/sane-project/frontend/xsane
> Hope this helps,
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