Slightly later than the timetable announced on 2007-11-16,
sane-backends is now in code freeze. After code freeze only
documentation updates and fixes of grave bugs that render a backend
completely unusable or break compilation are accepted.
The remaining event (may move a few days if required):
2008-02-03 Release sane-backends-1.0.19
New backends since SANE 1.0.18:
cardscan, epjitsu, epson2, hp3900, hp5590, hpljm1005, hs2p
This will be (hopefully) the last release of the SANE 1.0 series. The
next release of SANE will be extended (in a backwards compatible
fashion) to support more features of modern scanners. Please join the
sane-devel mailing list to take part in the ongoing discussions of the
future of SANE.
The epson backend has joined our growing list of unmaintained
backends. As the SANE API matures in a future releases of SANE, these
backends could be dropped due to lack of support. If you have access
to scanners, documentation, or programming cycles, and are looking for
an interesting project, picking up one of the unmaintained backends
can be an easy way to get started with SANE.
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