[sane-devel] Any more backends to include before SANE 1.0.9 release?

Bertrik Sikken bertrik@zonnet.nl
Wed, 11 Sep 2002 23:05:03 +0200

Henning Meier-Geinitz wrote:

 >[Cc'ed to sane-devel and the authors of the mentioned backends]
 >Hi developers,
 >Are there any backends that should be included into SANE 1.0.9?
 >TODO currently lists:
 >    - hp4200 http://hp4200-backend.sourceforge.net/
 >    - Genius Vivid Pro USB, Colorado USB 19200, Visioneer OneTouch 7600
 >      IBM IdeaScan 2000 USB
 >      http://homepages.paradise.net.nz/stevenel/scanner/
 >    - Hewlett-Packard ScanJet 3300C / 3400C and 4300C (wip)
 >      http://sourceforge.net/projects/hp3300backend
 >I haven't heard much about the first one for long time now. The viceo
 >backend uses c++ and it's license situation is unclear. I don't think
 >we can include it therefore.
 >I intend to remove both from the TODO list if there aren't any news
 >about them.
 >But we should add a .desc file for the viceo backend so it's listed on
 >the website. I would be happy if the backend author can provide one
 >(see doc/descriptions-external/ and doc/descriptions.txt of current
 >CVS) or at least sends a list of scanners and their status (stable,
 >beta, alpha, untested, unsupported). Thanks.
 >What about the last one (niash backend)?

I'd like to hold off inclusion into Sane for a while longer.

Some things that are not OK yet. For example, all scanners recognised by the
backend are identified to the sane api as a hp3300c. It is currently not
to handle more than one scanner at a time.
Although Hewlett-Packard  ScanJet 3300c and Agfa Snapscan Touch scanners
now seem to work, there are still issues with the HP3400 and HP4300 (not
to set the vertical position of the scan area).
Further I think the sources will need a good cleanup before inclusion
functions and files, better comments, uniform coding style etc.) and I
have not
really looked at the backend writing guidelines yet.

Kind regards,