[sane-devel] Problem building on OSX

Henning Meier-Geinitz henning@meier-geinitz.de
Wed, 18 Jun 2003 10:11:47 +0200


On Wed, Jun 18, 2003 at 01:46:43PM +1000, Peter Howard wrote:
> While I'm here . . .the reason I've been building sane is to do with the
> "less than perfect" support for OSX from scanner manufacturers. 
> Searching back through the mailing list archives I saw some comments
> agreeing with that, but nothing much more.  I have sitting next to me an
> Epson USB scanner (Perfection 610) beloning to my in-laws.  Having had
> zero luck with the official Epson driver I'm turning to sane (which I
> also use on my linux box).  However, not being the most technically
> minded, what my Mother-in-law really wants is to be able to drive the
> scanner from inside iPhoto. 

What's iPhoto? A MacOS X image manipulation program? Can't she use the

> Has anyone done work on a sane frontend to plug in as a normal OSX
> scanner input?

I haven't heard of such a thing.

> Given no SANE->TWAIN bridge around on OSX I suspect not, or not very
> far.  But if you don't ask . .

Given the existing SANE-TWAIN bridges for Windows, it may not be to
complicated to write one for MacOS X. But I'm just guessing here.