[sane-devel] your-firmwarefile.bin

Olaf Meeuwissen paddy-hack at member.fsf.org
Sat Aug 8 12:09:49 BST 2020

Oliver Schwartz writes:

> Olaf,
>  Would you mind adding your notes on firmware file names to the
>  snapscan.desc file so that everyone can see them? They can go in the
>  :comment.
>  If you can do so before 2020-08-22, please push your changes on the
>  release/1.0.31 branch.
>  Doh! I just stumbled upon #293 again which I had decided to take care
>  of for our upcoming 1.0.31 release (and promptly forgotten about until
>  looked at the milestone five minutes ago :-o).
>  https://gitlab.com/sane-project/backends/-/issues/293
>  I'll assign that to you in addition to myself.
> I’ve created a merge request for this issue and added the PHOTO suffix to some of the epson scanner models so the names match the ones from the epson2 backend. The firmware file names have also been
> added. I’ll merge this if I don’t hear objections.
> I’m wondering though if the “unsupported” entries from the epson2 backend should be removed.

They should stay because the device is *not* supported by the epson2
backend.  Or the entries should be removed completely.  Or the entries
should point to a backend that does support the device.

Especially with backends named after vendors, people tend to jump to the
conclusion that such a backend supports any hardware the vendor throw at
them.  As a result, they may only be looking at said backend's info to
decide whether or not their device is supported.  It is probably better
to point people to a supporting backend and/or make it very clear that
their device is not supported by the backend they're looking at.

Hope this helps,
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