[sane-devel] Regression tests

Ralph Little skelband at gmail.com
Mon Jan 27 17:48:51 GMT 2020


On Mon, Jan 27, 2020 at 3:36 AM Olaf Meeuwissen <paddy-hack at member.fsf.org>

> You probably want to be a bit more specific in noting the version you
> used ;-)  Rolf's PPA is designed to change.
> Just past the version provided by ./configure --version, that is good
> enough to find back the exact commit.
Good point.

I don't really share your optimism about them being minor, exact perhaps
> for the first two.  The other ones may or may not be so minor (based on
> seeing others wrestle with getting support for higher resolutions right
> as well as adding button support).
I guess I was really thinking of the simple changes when I wrote that.
Yep, adding button and 2400dpi support is most likely not trivial.
I did have a cursory glance at the backend regarding the 2400dpi issue and
it does appear that there is some code that addresses this that can be
conditionally compiled in. I have no idea if it works or not. I suspect
not, otherwise why compile it out?

> Based on my own recent experience with fixing the compiler warnings, see
> #120, I wouldn't lump that many issues in a single issue again :-/
> Splitting them out at the very least makes it easier to see what has
> been taken care of :-)
I did wonder about that. On the one hand, I find it useful to have the full
report in one place. People can see the report as a time-based snapshot of
the state of support at that time. On the other hand, as you say, it is
harder to then use it as a vehicle for tracking progress on subsequent work.
I wonder then if Issues are the correct medium for this type of report. I
will have a poke around GitLab to see if there is anything better available.

As an aside, I haven't forgotten about XSane :D I picked up the reins again
last week and am working through the autotools doc.
Don't really have much experience in that realm so there is some learning
to do.

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