[sane-devel] Creation of a scanner simmulator

m. allan noah kitno455 at gmail.com
Sat Oct 10 22:51:08 UTC 2009

take a look at the test and pnm backends


On Sat, Oct 10, 2009 at 6:42 PM, Wayne Booth
<wbooth.clearscene at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm writing an application that uses sane for scanning.
> As part of this application I have a test suite that exercises as much
> of the program as possible.
> Right now, that testing suite (in order to test the scanning parts)
> requires a specific model of scanner to be plugged into the PC running
> the app/test.
> I am wanting to change the test-suite so that anyone (with scanning
> equipped or not), will be able to test the app, including the scan
> functions.
> My first thought is to write a "scanner simulator" that pretends (to
> the kernel) to be a real device. A 'sane back end' would then
> communicate with this emulated device and the app.
> Before I start such an adventure, I thought it would be a good idea to
> check with sane-devel:
>    1. In case, something has been done similar already. - Can anyone
> point me in the right direction.
>    2. if not, any ideas / suggestion / pointer, that might help in
> achieving the goal.
> (Needless to say, any outcome from the creation of such an emulator
> will be contributed back to the sane-project, in order to help other
> front-end developers.)
> Cheers.
> Wayne
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