[sane-devel] Rising project : Support of Konica-Minolta Magicolor 2480MF

m. allan noah kitno455 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 6 14:32:22 UTC 2010

On Fri, Aug 6, 2010 at 10:25 AM, Reinhold Kainhofer
<reinhold at kainhofer.com> wrote:
> Am Freitag, 6. August 2010, 14:40:00 schrieb m. allan noah:
>> >> Well, you can find a tutorial in the sane-project Web pages which seems
>> >> to make things pretty straightforward...
>> >
>> > Actually, now. The backend-writing.txt file mainly talks about the
>> > directory structure and the coding style. The important backend.c file
>> > is only documented as "usually contains the SANE API code", but without
>> > any further mention what exactly needs to be coded and what the API is
>> > exactly, and how USB/network connections are to be detected/handled.
>> Apparently you missed the SANE Standard (API) documents:
> Yes, I really missed them.
> I looked at "Contributing -> Writing a Backend (Driver)", which only referred
> to backend-writing.txt, but not to the SANE API...

Good point- the website is not clearly laid out.

Another good source for documentation is the source of existing
backends. You have to kind of dig a little to find one that is similar
enough to your machine and to your programming style.

"The truth is an offense, but not a sin"

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