[sane-devel] SANE in LSB 4.0

Till Kamppeter till.kamppeter at gmail.com
Wed Jul 2 14:50:52 UTC 2008


we plan to include the SANE API into LSB 4.0, to make it easier for 
hardware vendors to write scanner drivers and make them available as 
distribution-independent packages or in case of multi-function devices 
to make distribution-independent driver packages for both printer and 
scanner part. See


The standardization will be based on the SANE1 API, as SANE2 is not 
started yet and even if it would have been defined it would take some 
years to have it in all enterprise distributions (mainly SLES and RHEL, 
on which the LSB is based). So even with SANE2 in the plans it would be 
a great step forward tohave SANE1 in the LSB.

I want to ask you as upstream developers of SANE whether you could help 
us on integrating SANE in the LSB by contributing work on the 
documentation and testing framework. We would appreciate if you could 
help us.


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