[sane-devel] Experience with brother backend?

m. allan noah anoah@pfeiffer.edu
Mon, 28 Jun 2004 13:27:20 -0400 (EDT)

an objdump on the .so, plus some comments in the faq make me think it uses 

i have not used the code, though. i have a brother printer, but no mfc.

i have a bigger question, though. is their packaging of gpl'd and lgpl'd 
and proprietary code together ok?


On Mon, 28 Jun 2004, Henning Meier-Geinitz wrote:

> Hi,
> Has anyone already tested the brother backend? Link:
> http://solutions.brother.com/Library/sol/printer/linux/sane_drivers.html
> It seems to be based on an old SANE version without libusb support so
> it may be difficult to use on 2.6 :-/
> It claims to supporte these models:
> DCP Models:  
> DCP-1000     DCP-1400	DCP-8020	DCP-8025D 	 	
> FAX Models:  
> FAX1815C     FAX1820C 	FAX1920CN 	FAX-2850 	FAX-2900	
> FAX-3800     FAX-4100 	FAX-4750e 	FAX-5750e	 		
> MFC Models:  
> MFC3220C     MFC3320CN	MFC3420C	MFC3820CN	MFC-4800 	
> MFC-6800     MFC-8220	MFC-8420 	MFC-8500 	MFC-8820D	
> MFC-9030     MFC-9070 	MFC-9160 	MFC-9180 	MFC-9660 	
> MFC-9700     MFC-9760	MFC-9800	MFC-9860	MFC-9880
> Any experiences with that backend?
> I'd like to add these scanners to our lists for external backends but
> first I want to know if the driver works at all.
> Bye,
>   Henning

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