[sane-devel] dell1600n_net sane-backend

Jon Chambers jon at jon.demon.co.uk
Fri May 9 22:14:43 UTC 2008

Hi Matin,

Wow - you are the first person who has ever contacted me about this backend!  
I was starting to think I'd dreamed writing it!

You are correct that the default options are hardcoded.  This is in part due 
to the fact that the prototype perl driver I initially wrote whilst 
experimenting with the protocol 
(http://www.jon.demon.co.uk/dell1600n-net-scan/) turned out to receive all 
the development requests, and in part that there are actually very few useful 
options that can be passed to the scanner.  You'll see from the options 
provided by the perl driver that pretty much the only ones that would be 
vaguely relevent to a SANE backend would be the default resolution and format 
but since those are overridden anyway from the choices made on the scanner 
front panel it didn't seem imperative to add that support to SANE.

Happy to consider any suggestions that you have though.


On Friday 09 May 2008, you wrote:
> Jon,
>  Have you implemented device options in the sane-backend for the Dell
> 1600n?  I am unable to to get device specific options when I run `scanimage
> -h` for example.  I looked at your source, and it looked like it defaulted
> to its own options.  Let me know if I missed something.
>  I can repost this to the SANE mailing list if you like.  I figured it
> would go to you anyways.
>  Cheers,
>  Matin

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