[sane-devel] Where do I get the SANE support on Sun SPARC for HP 5590 Scanner

Ilia Sotnikov hostcc at gmail.com
Sun Mar 7 11:09:13 UTC 2010

On Sun, Mar 7, 2010 at 11:19 AM, Omar Halaseh <omar at omnix.ae> wrote:
> Dear Ilia,
> Thank you very much. We've made excellent progress so far in getting a
> Plustek scanner which we have at the office to work.
> We'll work on the HP 5590 once we receive it from the customer.

Hello, Omar!

I would expect that backend should work on this architecture as well.
Of course, you'll need to get GNU develepment tools (GNU
make/autoconf/automake/gcc/binutils) to compile the backends yourself.

> In the meantime, we are trying to write code in our windows application
> (Active/X) to interact directly with "saned" the SANE daemon.
> Do you have any documentation regarding the protocol/messaging used for
> saned? Where do we start?

The protocol itself, as well as API documentation, is on SANE project
site (http://www.sane-project.org/docs.html).
To reuse the existing code, you could take SANE libraries compiled for
Win32, and use them in your project. Long time ago I've made some
successfull efforts to port SANE backends for Win32, although the
changes didn't reach the mainline. I could send you the compiled
libraries along with the patches, if you wish.

You should also take a look at existing frontends
(http://www.sane-project.org/sane-frontends.html), maybe some solution
would fit.

Best regards,
 Ilia Sotnikov

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