Fwd: Re: [sane-devel] SANE2 commitment

Gerhard Jaeger gerhard at gjaeger.de
Mon Dec 18 09:29:03 CET 2006

Guess this should go to the list too...

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Subject: Re: [sane-devel] SANE2 commitment
Date: Monday 18 December 2006 08:50
From: "Martin Owens" <doctormo at gmail.com>
To: "Gerhard Jaeger" <gerhard at gjaeger.de>

I'm fine about it not being linux only, I just think we're limiting
our options to be all things to all platforms.

For instance, the back ends them selves do not need to be platform
specific. but i believe sane integration 'how the backends are used'
should be.

Because at the end of the day all you really need to do is have a
small amount of plugin code for linux hal, same for windows hal, other
archs will need more thicker backend but that doesn't mean you need to
force it on operating systems that already manage devices without

If it turns out to be non-trivial then perhaps there ort to be a linux
sane, call it less-sane 'linux embeded scanner support - sane' and we
can all have a chuckle and use the same backend driver code.

I just can't believe that we're stuck in the stone age of scanner
device management because of bsd, I suspect that this is exactly the
same reason gutten print is having device problems too, but at least
they have better device code.

On 12/18/06, Gerhard Jaeger <gerhard at gjaeger.de> wrote:
> On Sunday 17 December 2006 22:47, Martin Owens wrote:
> > Thanks for the link,
> >
> > See it sounds like you want to make the same mistakes, instead of
> > looking for a better way to organise scanning in linux your looking at
> > how to better organise functionality in sane.
> Just for the records: SANE is not intended to be Linux only!
> > The problem is that the way scanning is organised is crack-pot and out
> > dated. we are duplicating effort for no good reason other than to be
> > stuck in our rut.
> He, he...
> > I see so many opportunities to make sane a slim line routing code
> > instead of a bloated detection and scanning library.
> Okay, go ahead, make some proposals -but keep in mind, that we will
> not only focus on Linux.
> - Gerhard

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