[sane-devel] TWAIN 2.0 targetting Linux
jb at jblache.org
Tue Oct 11 17:09:51 UTC 2005
Stéphane VOLTZ <stefdev at modulonet.fr> wrote:
> I believe this is a great thing. Some time in the future, people will be able
> to bought scanner with the software to have it run immediatly under linux. It
> is what most people (including me) want. A good point for the so-called
> 'linux desktop'.
And you're completely WRONG.
What drivers are you going to get with your scanner for Linux ?
Binary-only i386 crappy proprietary drivers written in C++ ?
1. this won't help non-i386 users
2. there are no TWAIN applications for Linux (yet)
3. C++ means the drivers *WILL* be broken at some point by an ABI
change (because, yes, that's going to happen AGAIN).
4. as the drivers will basically go unmaintained after a year, and the
source won't be released anyway, you'll be stuck with an unusable
Looks like an improvement to me, indeed. Did you read the code Mustek
sent to Henning ? No ? You should. That's what you'll get with your
Julien BLACHE <http://www.jblache.org>
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