[sane-devel] [ANN] Canon FB330/630P Backend

Matthew Duggan stauff@guarana.org
Sun, 12 Aug 2001 20:07:26 +1000


As Simon mentioned a couple of days ago, after a couple of months of work,
the Brand Spanking New Canon Parallel backend is now ready for testing.

It currently supports "perfectly":
* Canon FB330P
* Canon FB630P
It also might support:
* Canon FB[340/640/350/650]P
(we've had reports of some issues, but otherwise it might work..)

The FBXX0U (USB version) scanners are being investigated by a different
team, and appear to work almost completely differently from what we know so

A patch for sane-backends-1.0.5 is available from our sourceforge site at:

Notes are:

* It uses libieee1284 with a check in configure (this is my first attempt at
autoconf, so be gentle if I did something stupid).
* Yes, I should make a patch against the cvs version, but I haven't yet
* Yes, it does do some fprintf(stderr) instead of DBG().. it's still a work
in progress

Otherwise I think it prettymuch follows the guidelines.  Please test it, and
send bug reports to me or Simon.


Matthew Duggan