[sane-devel] SANE protocol over USB as new USB scanner device class?

Paul Wise pabs3 at bonedaddy.net
Sun Dec 28 23:04:08 UTC 2008

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On Sun, 2008-12-28 at 10:23 +0100, Julien BLACHE wrote:
> Paul Wise <pabs3 at bonedaddy.net> wrote:
> > The way to do this would be to define some USB protocol and have it
> > standardised by the USB Implementers Forum, then use that to influence
> > the OEM scanner manufacturers to implement it on new scanners.
> There actually was a scanner/imaging device standard class defined for
> USB, and it never went anywhere.

Bah. Any pointers on that? I haven't been able to find anything on the
intartubes about such a class yet.

> > I would propose that the SANE network protocol be ported to USB (so that
> You'd better start from scratch and design a real protocol that
> doesn't have all the suckiness and limitations the current SANE
> network protocol has.

Fair enough.


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