[sane-devel] Another platform for sane

Henning Meier-Geinitz henning at meier-geinitz.de
Tue May 23 17:59:31 UTC 2006


On 2006-05-22 13:04, Peter Coghlan wrote:
> A friend gave me his Agfa snapscan 310 SCSI scanner. I connected it
> up to my old VAX at home which runs VMS (aka OpenVMS) and begun
> the quest for some software to use it. I came across sane, downloaded
> version 1.0.17 and gave it a go. I was very impressed by the
> portability of the code and had very little difficulty getting it to
> compile under VMS 7.1.

Thanks for your report!

SANE builds on quite a lot of different platforms so most of the
typical portability problems should be fixed meanwhile.

> I have only tried the snapscan backend so far as I have no other
> scanners to test with. Hopefully, other (SCSI) backends should be
> just as easy to get working. I have not looked at frontends
> other than scanimage. I have also compiled the code on a Dec Alpha
> machine running VMS with no problems, although I do not have a
> scanner attached to that machine to test with. I suspect it should
> also compile ok on Itanium machines running VMS and hope to test
> this shortly.

Even without scanners you can test with the test backend (e.g.
scanimage -d test --test or use the test patterns and check if the
images look correct).

> I don't suppose there is much interest in this out there, but I
> thought I would people know that it can be done, just in case
> someone somewhere is interested.

Please send the patch to the list! Even if we don't include it now, it
may be useful for someone.


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