[sane-devel] 32-bit proprietary drivers on AMD64: a plan

m. allan noah kitno455 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 18 13:34:47 UTC 2008

On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 7:34 AM, Julien BLACHE <jb at jblache.org> wrote:
> "Ivan Boldyrev" <lispnik at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>> I don't know if it worth distributing "sane-wrapper" code with SANE as
>> it requires cross-compilation; may be, it should be contrib or just
>> separate package.
> It's not even worth writing it in the first place.

yes- why not spend your time reverse engineering the protocol used by
these scanners, and make a truely free driver. Then users on other
platforms (ARM, PPC, etc) can use it too! The epjitsu backend already
talks to some of these 'medium level' epson machines, perhaps it could
be extended or cloned for a starting point...

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