[sane-devel] Proposal for device lists

Frank Zago fzago@austin.rr.com
Mon, 30 Sep 2002 17:54:33 -0500

 > Yet another related topic: It would be great to have some sort of database
 > generated from the .desc files. So a user could use the WWW to search for his
 > scanner. E.g with search boxes for Manufacturer, bus-type and model name. The
 > output would be all we now about the model including backedn and manufacturer
 > links and by which version it's supported. Eg, first check stable, then cvs,
 > then external drivers.

One valuable info to add to the .desc would be the scsi ids and usb ids. Besides
allowing for a scanner lookup, it can be used by distribution vendors to
identify scanners plugged. Both Mandrake and SuSE have made those list (more or
less by hand I guess) and they are outdated.