[sane-devel] LSB DDK: Support for scanner drivers/SANE into LSB 3.2?
rene at exactcode.de
Fri Jun 22 11:33:54 UTC 2007
On Friday 22 June 2007 13:30:13 Till Kamppeter wrote:
> René Rebe wrote:
> >> Hase the SANE2 development actually started? What are the limitations of
> > Don't think so.
> > I think SANE 1 is pretty fine and in too wide use to abondone. Features
> > of new scanners, such as JPEG and infrared frames can easily be added
> > without breaking anything, just new types.
> > I think most SANE 2 jadda jadda is driven by some "let's rewrite everything
> > so that it looks prettier" without thinking about the aspects like:
> > - enforcing all application support to be rewritten
> > - probably loosing a lot of old driver noone will port to SANE 2
> > and probably:
> > - not enough volunteers to rewrite everything from scratch
> > which is possibly why no SANE 2 code despite a lot of SPEC talking
> > has seen the wild, yet.
> > As a company having Open Source scanning solutions in production,
> > and helping other companies to do so I appreciate this efford and would
> > help - however I can only do so if SANE 2 development does not throw
> > all away that we built up the last 10 years.
> I think under these circumstances it is the best to simply go ahead and
> do everything to get the current SANE into the LSB. The time is much
> better invested for getting SANE into the LSB than for writing a new
> SANE. Current SANE in LSB will make many manufacturers start supporting
> Linux immediately. SANE2 will make a big confusion and repel the
> So I recommend for the best for Linux on the desktop and for the SANE
> project is to concentrate on getting SANE into the LSB now.
Yes, this is my talking for a long time. Unfortunatly some SANE
developers lobby for the SANE2 from scratch.
I take a look into what is necessary to get SANE into the LSB over
Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
René Rebe - ExactCODE GmbH - Europe, Germany, Berlin
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