[sane-devel] Adding support for a new scanner (Epson V500)

Olaf Meeuwissen olaf.meeuwissen at avasys.jp
Mon Oct 22 00:08:05 UTC 2007

Rob Browning <rlb at defaultvalue.org> writes:

> Olaf Meeuwissen <olaf.meeuwissen at avasys.jp> writes:
>> Rob Browning <rlb at defaultvalue.org> writes:
>> # Thanks for maintaining Debian's emacs!
> No problem.
>> The epkowa backend also does not support this model at the moment.
>> There is talk about adding support for it through a /non-free/
>> binary only plugin, but there is no schedule yet.
> Hmm, so is this scanner not likely to end up with good free-software
> support?  In general, I had the impression that Epson scanners were
> often pretty well supported, but it sounds like you're suggesting this
> model might be different.

Let's be clear about this.  It is unlikely to the extreme that this
scanner will end up with any free-as-in-speech software support.
However, it likely that this scanner will end up with gratis support
on i386 architectures.

Hope this helps,
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