[sane-devel] hp3500 vs. hp_rts88xx

Henning Meier-Geinitz henning at meier-geinitz.de
Mon Apr 17 13:31:17 UTC 2006


On 2006-04-14 10:45, Julien BLACHE wrote:
> The hp3500 backend has been added to the CVS some time ago, supporting
> HP 3500 series scanners.
> However, the pre-existing hp_rts88xx backend also claims to support
> these scanners (and a couple of others, non-3500).
> It seems that the hp3500 backend has better support for the hardware
> than hp_rts88xx. Can somebody confirm ?

According to the hp_rts8xx web site: "HP35x00c scanners (RTS8801
chipset): this is today a development version and doesn't work today".

> I'm shipping hp_rts88xx as part of libsane-extras in Debian, and
> obviously I can't have 2 backends supporting the same hardware, so
> there's a choice to be made :)

As the hp3500 backend was written to support the HP 3500 scanners
(which is reported to work well) I'd disable the USB ids for those
scanners in hp_rts88xx.


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