[sane-devel] sane-epkowa

Alesh Slovak alesh.slovak at avasys.jp
Thu Mar 26 06:08:46 UTC 2009

> No. Parts of the epkowa is released binary only for linux - it can't be
> compiled for MacOS X.

This is incorrect. The epkowa backend is completely free, other than the 
proprietary plugins, but these are provided separately, and are not 
needed for the vast majority of scanners. It should be possible to 
compile it under Mac OS X, but may take a bit of work.

It is the iscan frontend that does, unfortunately, require some binary 
blobs and cannot be compiled for Mac OS X. It would still be possible, 
however, to use the epkowa backend on Mac OS X with other SANE frontends.

Alesh Slovak                    Linux Team -- AVASYS Corporation
alesh.slovak at avasys.jp          http://avasys.jp

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