[sane-devel] microtek2 - libusb ?

Henning Meier-Geinitz henning@meier-geinitz.de
Sat, 14 May 2005 14:18:15 +0200


On Fri, May 13, 2005 at 08:37:08PM -0500, Steven Palm wrote:
> Is anyone working on the microtek2 driver, specifically to allow it  
> to support libusb?

Have you already asked the authors of that backend? I'm not sure if
they read this list:

Bernd Schroeder bernd AT aquila.muc.de
Karsten Festag karsten.festag AT gmx.de

> Any notes on how to go about (or general guidelines for) converting a  
> driver to support libusb?

You shouldn't use libusb directly but the sanei_usb functions. AFAIK
the avision backend has been changed to use direct USB access instead
of using the kernel driver hpusbscsi so you may want to have a look at
its code.

> If nobody is working on this, I may pursue it, but my hack work  
> usually isn't nearly as glamorous as the original code and may not be  
> suitable for integration back into the project. ;-)

If it works and compiles everywhere I see no reason why it shouldn't
be included.