[sane-devel] Feature freeze for SANE 1.0.10
22 Jan 2003 09:04:29 +0900
Henning Meier-Geinitz <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Wed, Jan 15, 2003 at 10:20:46AM +0900, Olaf Meeuwissen wrote:
> > Henning Meier-Geinitz <email@example.com> writes:
> > > Does it make sense to add a .desc file in the external section? So
> > > the epson kowa backend would show up on the SANE webpage as external
> > > backend.
> > I guess it would. While we are at it, I guess you could also add
> > "Image Scan! for Linux" to the frontends page.
> There is a link now. However, I just found out that iscan only works
> with Epson scanners. From frontend/pisa_sane_scan.cc:
> if ( 0 == ::strcasecmp ( ppdevice_list [ i ]->vendor, "epson" ) )
Harrumpf. I'll see what I can do about that (read: what I'm allowed
to do about that in our official packages). Hmm, a configure option
perhaps? That could keep both sides happy.
> And in fact, it ignores all my scanners. If I "fake" an Epson scanner,
> the device is opened and the option descriptors are read but nothing
> more. So iscan is not really a SANE frontend in my opinion.
Agreed on the frontend part. Personally I think it'd be nice if iscan
supported scanner from other manufacturers as well, but I'm not sure
what the people who foot the bill think about that.
> So I'll add a comment to the SANE frontends page.
> Still waiting for the epsonkw.desc :-)
Don't hold your breath :-) I'm up to (way over) my ears in work.
Olaf Meeuwissen EPSON KOWA Corporation, ECS
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