[sane-devel] [walterwego at macosx.com: Re: problem with gutenprint 5.1.7]

Robert Krawitz rlk at alum.mit.edu
Mon Sep 8 01:29:58 UTC 2008

   Date: Sun, 7 Sep 2008 21:19:49 -0400
   From: "m. allan noah" <kitno455 at gmail.com>
   Cc: "Olaf Meeuwissen" <olaf.meeuwissen at avasys.jp>, walterwego at macosx.com,
	   sane-devel at lists.alioth.debian.org, msweet at apple.com
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   On Sun, Sep 7, 2008 at 8:02 PM, Robert Krawitz <rlk at alum.mit.edu> wrote:
   >   From: Olaf Meeuwissen <olaf.meeuwissen at avasys.jp>
   >   Date: Mon, 08 Sep 2008 08:50:34 +0900
   >   Robert Krawitz <rlk at alum.mit.edu> writes:
   >   > Hi Sane folks,
   >   Hi,
   >   Disclaimer: I have no experience with SANE on Mac OS X.
   >   I'm the lead developer for "Image Scan! for Linux", a simple graphical
   >   user interface for SEIKO EPSON scanners and all-in-ones (loosely built
   >   around the SANE API).
   >   > I'm the project lead for Gutenprint (printer drivers).  We have a user
   >   > who's having trouble using Gutenprint with the Epson RX685 using its
   >   > OEM driver on Macintosh OS X; should we recommend that people use Sane
   >   > on OS X with this printer (and other similar printers) in conjunction
   >   > with Gutenprint?  Is there any special advice we should give them in
   >   > this regard?  Does scanning work over a network in the kind of
   >   > configuration outlined below?
   >   A network setup could be made to work by setting up `saned` on the
   >   server machine to accept connections from the client.  On the
   >   server side, `saned` would access the device through a backend that
   >   supports the RX685.  On the client you can then use any SANE
   >   frontend via the SANE net backend.
   > In this case, the device is connected to a print server (a cheap
   > router box with a USB connection for attaching a printer), and there's
   > no possibility of running anything on the print server box.

   if this box only speaks LPR or IPP or some such, then you cannot scan
   with it. If it has some other mechanism like USB-to-ethernet type
   driver, or you can replace its OS with something more reasonable, then
   you might have a chance. a Linksys NSLU2 might be what you are

Well, that's a good point -- if the box only speaks IPP or what have
you, obviously it won't support a scanner :-)

Robert Krawitz                                     <rlk at alum.mit.edu>

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