[sane-devel] new epson backend

Olaf Meeuwissen olaf.meeuwissen at avasys.jp
Mon Jan 23 23:24:23 UTC 2006

Alessandro Zummo <azummo-lists at towertech.it> writes:

>  Hello,


>   a little status report on the backend I'm writing. I've modified
>  the epson backend to support the AcuLaser CX11NF via network connection.
>   Sane now recognizes the scanner and talks to it,
>  but there are still issues I need to solve. I revamped
>  the backend a bit and since I'm sure I introduced new bugs
>  and/or breaked compatibility, I would like to release it
>  under a new name. Suggestions are appreciated.

Hmm, I'm not really in favour of a new name if the protocol is just a
thin wrapper around ESC/I (which is what the epson and epkowa backends
support).  In that case it may be better (as in less confusing to end-
users) to integrate it with the existing backend(s).

But if you do insist, I'd suggest epson-net.  Oops, that should be an
underscore for reasons in sanei and friends -> epson_net.

>   I would also like to integrate support for the Epson FilmScan 200,
>  as the driver suggested on sane-project.org is quite old.

Cool, but what protocol does that speak?  The same as the CX11NF, I'd
presume but thought I'd better ask anyway.

Just my two yen.
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