[sane-devel] sane-devel Digest, Vol 31, Issue 29

Fran Alvarez skitarna at gmail.com
Wed Jan 16 17:30:41 UTC 2008

Ok, ok, It seemed to me that I was being crystal clear at my explanations,
and I'm surprised that a community of OS developpers is so afraid about
giving "high level details" about the topic, but I understand that perhaps
someone (commercially devoted) deceived you in the past and you want to know
more about your recently joined askers.
BTW, I refer to everyone that answered me for now (thanks for that!) and
seemed to be in phase at their answers, but not to any of you in particular.
I repeat, I thank you all, not my aim to bore you, only to explain my
surprise about the main sense of the answer: tell us more (what in the other
hand I totally understand: two hands never shake completely together if one
of them keeps half-opened; anyway, I thank you for asking).
Well, so let's go then. The only thing that was missing in the first
description of my needs regarding using SENSE was the final aim of the
project (for what I want a 1-line-only scanned image?) and the specific
hardware I have. BUT the technical needs are what I just know now and what I
exposed in first place:
-I need to take or scan only one CCD line
-I need to override the motor control to spoil this part of the scanner as I
don't need it (and could make my design more compact)

More details I'm afraid I don't have, except for the two missing ones that
I'm not afraid to share: I was thinking about doing something practical with
a spare scanner (hp scanjet 4470c) that a friend of mine gave me and I
unmounted and studied the thing. I found the CCD, and suddenly I thought it
would be a good idea to try to make an SPECTROSCOPE out of it (I'm a
Physicist), so I started reading about CCD specs and data sheets (by the
way, I was unable to find the correct datasheet for the 4470c's CCD, only a
"lower" version: the ILX137K instead the one that it has, which is ILX139K).
Days later I tried to find something at the OS community that made the task
easier and SENSE appeared to my fingers... you know the rest.
Apart from that, I'm not in anyway related to any commercial (or
non-commercial) organization, or whatever (just in case someone is
concerned), I only want to do it for my own curiosity and because I have
time now, and that was the reason that moved me to post asking about SENSE:
if it couldn't serve my needs, It's time to save time yet!
Well, I hope this explains all the dim spots for you about the thing. In any
case, I'll be pleased to listen (and answer) to you, of course.
Thanks all.

On 1/16/08, sane-devel-request at lists.alioth.debian.org <
sane-devel-request at lists.alioth.debian.org> wrote:
> Send sane-devel mailing list submissions to
>        sane-devel at lists.alioth.debian.org
> To subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web, visit
>        http://lists.alioth.debian.org/mailman/listinfo/sane-devel
> or, via email, send a message with subject or body 'help' to
>        sane-devel-request at lists.alioth.debian.org
> You can reach the person managing the list at
>        sane-devel-owner at lists.alioth.debian.org
> When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific
> than "Re: Contents of sane-devel digest..."
> Today's Topics:
>   1. Re: Introducing myself, asking about SANE capabilities
>      (Alessandro Zummo)
>   2. [PATCH] HP LaserJet M1005 Backend (Couriousous)
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Alessandro Zummo <azummo-lists at towertech.it>
> To:
> Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2008 15:59:58 +0100
> Subject: Re: [sane-devel] Introducing myself, asking about SANE
> capabilities
> On Wed, 16 Jan 2008 09:33:28 -0500
> "m. allan noah" <kitno455 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > standard fb scanner and settig fixed the CCD position (not moving).
> > > Well, I hope this is not a big deal to do with SANE, and I will be
> gratefull
> > > if some guru points me to meke me assured that SANE is (or isn't!) my
> path
> > > to follow through...
> >
> > This comes up on the mailing list every 6 months or so, but noone ever
> > says what the purpose is.
> so we are NOT going to answer unless someone told us the whole story :-D
> --
> Best regards,
> Alessandro Zummo,
> Tower Technologies - Torino, Italy
> http://www.towertech.it
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Couriousous <couriousous at mandriva.org>
> To: sane-devel at lists.alioth.debian.org
> Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2008 16:36:30 +0100
> Subject: [sane-devel] [PATCH] HP LaserJet M1005 Backend
> Hello
> I finally found the time to produce a "clean" patch based on current sane
> CVS.
> This is a request for inclusion into sane CVS, so any feedback is welcome
> !
> Regards,
> Philippe
> _______________________________________________
> sane-devel mailing list
> sane-devel at lists.alioth.debian.org
> http://lists.alioth.debian.org/mailman/listinfo/sane-devel

Whatever...is a state of mind!
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/sane-devel/attachments/20080116/f7ff8025/attachment.htm 

More information about the sane-devel mailing list