[sane-devel] [FYI] new ls5000 backend

John john at osmium.plus.com
Mon May 14 20:57:42 UTC 2007


Comments in your code suggest you have documentation on the LS-5000.

If so, does it say how to use the calibration data? 


> Date: Fri, 11 May 2007 14:58:26 +0200
> From: Johannes Berg <johannes at sipsolutions.net>
> Subject: [sane-devel] [FYI] new ls5000 backend
> To: Major A <andras at users.sourceforge.net>
> Cc: Ariel Garcia <garcia at iwr.fzk.de>, Spiro Angeli
> 	<Spiro at siriush.com>,	sane-devel at lists.alioth.debian.org
> Message-ID: <1178888306.8896.22.camel at johannes.berg>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
> Hi,
> Because coolscan2 doesn't work with my Coolscan 5000 ED film scanner I
> more or less rewrote coolscan2 as ls5000. During the cleanup I removed
> support for all other scanners, it shouldn't be too hard to add back in.
> Things I changed:
>  * use C99 constructs for easier command packing
>  * clean up coding style to conform to something I can work with
>  * remove LS-40/4000/... support
>  * add LS-5000 support (the coolscan2 package claims to support it but
>    it doesn't work)
>  * add grayscale support
>  * clean up options
>  * rip out the sane_read implementation and replace with something
>    sane (excuse the pun)
>  * add lots of comments about what the backend is doing
>  * possibly lots more
> I don't plan to submit any patches to coolscan2.c because that code is
> in my eyes horrible to work with. I also don't plan to submit ls5000.c
> to SANE because apparently SANE still requires that the backend builds
> with ancient compilers.
> The project has a tiny website at
> http://johannes.sipsolutions.net/Projects/ls5000, code is available via
>    git clone http://git.sipsolutions.net/ls5000.git
> (and that URL also works as a gitweb URL)
> johannes

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