[sane-devel] CanoScan LiDE20 - broken driver and so

Julien BLACHE jb at jblache.org
Sat Aug 27 19:26:00 UTC 2005

Aldo <blinuxman at rack66.com> wrote:

> Maybe CUPS can be a good inspiration for the way SANE should reorganize 
> the way it is developped, maintained, and structured? (just a brain 
> storm, I'm not developere).
> Okay, these are two *absolutely different* products, but maybe there is 
> a "way of working" who is fundamental different and that explains the 
> reasoon why eahc adding of a new printer doesn't cause broken things on 
> other parts of the package.

CUPS does only 2 things:
 - interpret its input (a postscript of PDF file) by feeding it
through GhostScript accompanied by the PPD (PostScript Printer
Definition) matchin the printer
 - send the output to the printer through a backend implementing the
low-level access layer

SANE works basically the same way.


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