[sane-devel] [Regression] libsane-extras doesn't work any more with EPSON PM-A820

Julien BLACHE jb at jblache.org
Mon Apr 26 15:45:31 UTC 2010

Yann Ubuntu <yannubuntu at gmail.com> wrote:


> @Allan: where can I contact the developpers of libsane-extras ?

I am the maintainer of libsane-extras.

> @Julien: is epkowa a driver ? has it been removed because of its
> licence ? (non-free?)

It's free, but it depends on non-free, binary-only plugins. It's been
removed at the request of Avasys when they started providing Debian
packages and I got fed up dealing with a number of issues with epkowa
(most notably ABI changes for the binary plugins).

> The drivers available on Avasys website are all epkowa type? (On the
> "All-in-one" page of the Avasys website there is no PM-A820 driver. )

Yes, epkowa is Epson's backend for all their models. If your model is
not listed, then it's not supported AFAICT.


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