[sane-devel] Primax USB Colorado 19200 Drivers
Mon, 05 Aug 2002 03:37:11 -0500
Jason Zaphyr wrote:
> Can someone please help to get the Primax USB Colorado 19200 Scanner
> driver into the sane project...
> This is the only crutch keeping me from staying inside Mandrake Linux
> all the time. I hate running back to XP to scan something everytime.
> Please someone help I'm begging I have been waiting a long time
> patiently watching the beta drivers development page and it seems he has
> all but stopped work.. And the patches will not work with my updated
> kernel level... so I'm stuck..
Last time I read from Steven Ellis, the backend author, he was very busy with
As for the backend, there is a several problems:
1/ the scanner interface code is written in (some sort of) c++
2/ the current patch is for SANE 1.0.5
3/ the scanner interface code is not GPL
Case 1 can be solved, as well as case 2. I can do it if someone is willing to
test the backend (you?).
However case 3/ unfortunatly prevents this backend to ever be integrated into
SANE. Unless Primax put their code under a license compatible with GPL. I think
that at least a couple people tried contacting them but got no answer.
What is the problem you have with your kernel? Which version?