[sane-devel] OS/2 version of Sane

Karsten Festag karsten.festag@t-online.de
Wed, 21 Nov 2001 20:40:58 +0100

Hi Franz,

yes, please send me the diff for the microtek2 backend.
Which type of scanner was tested?


Karsten Festag

Franz Bakan wrote:

> Hi,
> 1. mustek.c and microtek2.c
>   As you probably allready know, the code for backends using fork()
>   needs small changes to work with OS/2.
>   I can provide diffs for mustek.c, mustek.h and microtek2.c, based on
>   the work of Yuri Dario, if you are willing to include them.
>   Additionally sanei/sanei_thread.c would have to be added to
>   sanei/makefile.in
>   It would be easy to implement these changes also for
>   plustek, coolscan, agfafocus, snapscan and tamarack, but
>   I will only add these if I have a chance to get this tested first.
>   Regarding mustek and microtek I know that it works.
> 2. sanei/sanei_scsi.c
>    I would like to make some changes here (OS/2-things only):
>    - remove semaphore() code because it is no longer necessary.
>       (This breaks backwards compatibility with aspirout.sys 1.01
>       aspirout.sys beta2 or later from Paul Ratcliffe is needed then.)
>    - add:
>       #if USE == OS2_INTERFACE
>       # define MAX_DATA   (64*1024)
>       #endif
>    But I'm not shure here. I did not have troubles with this, and it speeds up
>    the things slightly, but perhaps there is a reason I don't know why the
>    former (implicit) value was 32*1024.
>    - add some debug-code
> sanei_scsi.c  modified this way works at least for me (EPSON and Mustek)
> and a Microtek-scanner of another OS/2-Sane-User.
> Are there other OS/2 users on the list to comment these idea's?
> 3. Allthough I get SANE built on OS/2 it's a little bit tricky.
>    OS/2 executables need the .exe extension to work.
>    So in theory things should improve if
>    were added to configure.in
>    I don't know much about these things, but as far as I know
>    this would also need autoconf 2.13 at least.
>    At the moment configure.in tells:
> AC_PREREQ(2.10)dnl              dnl Minimum Autoconf version required.
> Franz
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