[sane-devel] [ANNOUNCE] Code freeze for sane-backends 1.0.16

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[sane-devel] [ANNOUNCE] Code freeze for sane-backends 1.0.16

Henning Meier-Geinitz
Hi everyone,

Code freeze for sane-backends 1.0.16 is now active.  This means that
no changes to the code should be committed. The only exceptions are
bugs that may render a backend completely useless, that may destroy
hardware, or that break compilation on at least one platform. If in
doubt, ask sane-devel. Documentation and translation updates are still
allowed.

Timetable:
2005-08-07 Release

There have been many changes since the last release. Therefore please
test the current version of sane-backends carefully, so all bugs are
found until release.

Please also test a clean install (remove old sane-backends
installations before installing the new one).

Current snapshots are available here:
http://www.sane-project.org/snapshots/

The current NEWS file is appended.

Bye,
  Henning

  New with 1.0.16, released 2005-08-07:

* New backends: genesys, sm3840
* Updated backends: avision, canon, coolscan, epson, gphoto2, gt68xx, mustek,
  mustek_pp, niash, plustek, plustek_pp, qcam, sm3600, snapscan, teco2,
  umax_pp, v4l.
* More functionality/fixes for sanei_usb and sanei_pp.
* Added sanei_access to allow locking of SANE devices.
* Hotplug updates.
* scanimage updates.
* Portability fixes (especially for OS/2, 64bit platforms, BeOS+ZETA).
* Added Polish translation. Updated other translations. Fixed format strings.
* Documentation updates.
* Bugfixes.
 

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