Hi, Henning. If possible I would like to get in my changes to support
SCL-based HP OfficeJets. It's a package at http://hpoj.sourceforge.net,
consisting of some external I/O drivers and libraries, and a patch to SANE
(mostly the HP backend) to make use of the external library when available.
Peter Kirchgessner has already committed most of my changes to the HP backend
into CVS. Still to commit are the changes to the configure script (Petter
suggested a better way to do it), config.h.in, hp.desc, and sane-hp.man.
I am reading up on autoconf at the moment to make sure I do it right this
What is the currently planned timeframe for preparing for 1.0.4?
> Concerning backends that are not yet included into the SANE
> If you are a maintainer of such a backend and want to include it in
> SANE 1.0.4 please speak up *now*! This will give us some time to check
> the source code, look for problems and test compilation. The backend
> * follow the SANE standard (see sane.ps)
> * follow the hints in the GUIDE
> * not harm the other backends (e.g. not hang if the supported device
> is not present)
> * be portable (I can test compilation on Irix, AIX and Solaris)
> It's not necessary to support "your" device perfectly. That's why we
> use "ALPHA", "BETA" or "STABLE" entries in backend.desc. Your code
> should do something (e.g. scanning in one resolution).
> In my experience it will be much easier to update the backend if it's
> in the CVS. Further more you probably will get more feedback if it's
> in the SANE distribution.
> If you don't want to include your backend now, please at least
> consider giving some information (e.g. supported devices, status,
> website, author) that can be added to the website (by backend.desc
> files) and to the PROJECTS file.
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