[sane-devel] Backends Database

Henning Meier-Geinitz henning@meier-geinitz.de
Tue, 22 Jun 2004 17:50:07 +0200


On Tue, Jun 22, 2004 at 01:00:44PM +0200, jose wrote:
> Hello, Im a developer of the Linux Hardware Database Unification
> Project(http://sourceforge.net/projects/linuxhard/), a part of this
> Database will include information about scanners and backends.
> I would like to know if there is some DB about this or if all the
> information is included on the frames of the webpage of sane, because It
> will be very dificult to mantein the hardware DB if we have to visit the
> tables of the web to see the changes...

The information about supported (and not supported) scanners is
contained in the *.desc files (e.g. doc/descriptions/mustek.desc).
These files come with the sane-backends distribution. The current ones
are in SANE CVS. Documentation of the format is in doc/descriptions.txt.

The lists on the website are automatically generated from these lists
by the tools/sane-desc program. It can also produce ASCI output. Maybe
you can uses this output or modify that program to print the data you
are interested in.