[sane-devel] Proposal for device lists
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less by hand I guess) and they are outdated.