[sane-devel] Try it out: SANE, JNI and Java all in an applet

Oliver Schwartz Oliver.Schwartz at gmx.de
Sun Jan 29 18:02:04 UTC 2006


> On another subject, can we get the JNI code rolled
> into the SANE project distribution?  The current japi
> code in sane-backend has not been maintained for about
> 9 years now.  Our company will sponsor the code and
> code maintenance.  Can we do this please?  Java is
> part of the future of the Linux desktop, with some
> major and very active projects (Jakarta, gcj, Apache
> Harmony, and Kaffe) all very active.  Scanner access
> is a small but important part of it.  Whoever has
> control over what goes in the dist, please contact me
> so we can do this.  

If the code is under GPL + SANE exception / pure GPL / LGPL or some 
similar license I don't see why it shouldn't be possible. Ideally the 
code should be reviewed first. Maybe you can put the sources online 
on your webserver? If nobody objects I can put the sources into CVS 
after the review. It may also be possible to get you a CVS account on 

I'm not sure about the state of the existing japi code. Is it 
currently in use for any application?


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