[sane-devel] SANE Backends 1.0.31 released / Goodbye

Olaf Meeuwissen paddy-hack at member.fsf.org
Fri Aug 28 13:08:44 BST 2020

Hi Rolf,

Ralph Little writes:

> Hi,
> On 2020-08-26 4:46 a.m., Olaf Meeuwissen wrote:
>> Hi Rolf,
>> Rolf Bensch writes:
>>> Hi,
>>> Congratulations to all who contributed his/her ideas, code and at least
>>> time for the new SANE release.
>>> After having some time with reflecting my after-work activities, I
>>> decided to say Goodbye to the SANE project, especially as maintainer for
>>> the pixma backend.
> OMG what? :(
>> I'm very, very sad to see you say goodbye.  Thanks for all the time and
>> effort you've put into the pixma backend.  Based on the frequency with
>> which it popped up here on the mailing list as well as in GitLab issues
>> your leaving the SANE Project will have quite a bit of an impact :-(
> Hear, hear.
> You have always been responsive, courteous and helpful to me and that
> gave me an excellent introduction to the world of SANE.
>>> If somebody hears the calling to become a maintainer for the pixma
>>> backend, he/she is welcome to contact me off-list for discussing any
>>> questions about structure and functionality.
> If I had the time I might be up for that and in the future, perhaps that
> might come to pass, but I think for the moment I will just interject
> every now and then and do what I can.
> That includes finishing up the work that I am doing now.
> What will happen to your PPAs? Are you planning to hand that over to
> someone else?
> I know they are a big deal for many people, including myself.

Yeah, I realized I forgot to mention that a wee while after I dashed off
my initial response.  I'm curious as well.  Especially because I've been
thinking of getting rid of our daily date-stamped source tarballs.  I've
only been keeping those alive for your PPA really :-)

Hope this helps,
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