Last call for XSane patches

Ralph Little skelband at
Sun Sep 8 19:31:17 BST 2019

OK, my XSANE downstream patch branch is bulging with patchy goodness.
I think I have caught pretty much all that is worth looking at.
So I think I will submit a merge request, to trigger Olaf or someone 
else to check through before merging.

I have looked through Debian and OpenSUSE for their contributions and 
most have been applied.
The following have been held back:

This duplicates the effect of another patch to the configure file. We 
will shortly be removing configure from the repo
The other patches fixes things in

This changes the default browser to sensible-browser. I think this is a 
distro specific change.
In future, perhaps we could make this something that could be configured 
rather than necessitating a patch.

This changes the default printer from lpr to lp. Again I think this may 
be distro specific.
However, I think pretty much everyone is using CUPS these days and CUPS 
supports both.
One is supposed to be more feature rich than the other. I am undecided.
If anyone has an opinion on this, I would be interested to hear it.

I mentioned this in another mailing. I will sit on this for the moment.

Looking at the code, this patch seems to be superfluous.
Perhaps upstream fixed this and Debian didn't realise?

Changes default browser from netscape (?) to xdg-open
These seems to be distro specific. Again, we should come up with a 
reasonable mechanism for distros to customize the defaults without 
having to patch.

A different form of Debian 0110-deb_inhibit_clickthrough
It also changes the bug report contact, but I will sit on this also for 
the reasons mentioned above.


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