[sane-devel] About the hardware lsit

Nicolas nicolas.martin at freesurf.fr
Mon Oct 27 07:35:43 UTC 2008

In fact, a first level of information around this is provided in Sane
documentation, in file sane-backends.html

But, unless I'm wrong, there's no easy way to access this CVS file from
the web, one can only read it after downloading Sane CVS, and it's
hidden in a doc sub-directory, where no-one would go intuitively. 

The same table in Sane 1.0.19, accessible from the web, is now really
outdated for certain backends (like pixma), and probably gives now a
mis-information rather than an information.

So my proposal would be: 
- have a link to the CVS sane-backends.html file from the CVS Alioth
site or the sane-project site, 
- each one who updates a backend, to update also the corresponding
backend.desc file, to keep this sane-backends.html information file in


Le dimanche 26 octobre 2008 à 20:15 -0400, m. allan noah a écrit :
> On Sun, Oct 26, 2008 at 5:59 PM, A B <gentosaker at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello.
> > I wanted to get me a scanner but I must say that finding a scanner
> > with Linux support is not easy. The problem as I see it is most of all
> > computershops not making it searchable to find "linux supported"
> > hardware (and that is also something that one might discuss how that
> > is defined), but also if you try to do it the other way around: find a
> > scanner from the sane hardware listings. that is unfortunatly not
> > easy. IMHO I'd like each scanner be dated in some way, when it is
> > available on the market, perhaps? Perhaps also price (if that is
> > available)? I do not know. But I do know that filtering out old stuff
> > would help alot.
> > This is perhaps just very web-2.0-ish, but I'd think it would be a good thing.
> yes, this is a good idea. Perhaps several pieces of info could be
> added: min/max resolution, bit depth, price range, regions of
> availability, if the model is still currently sold, etc.
> Unfortunately, we have 1500 scanners in our lists, and no volunteers
> to either compile this info or produce a system to update it. You
> interested?
> allan
> -- 
> "The truth is an offense, but not a sin"

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