[sane-devel] [sane-commit] [SCM] SANE backends - scanner drivers branch, master, updated. RELEASE_1_0_21-248-gaaa34de

m. allan noah kitno455 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 2 01:02:01 UTC 2010

>>  - Why would a button handling program need a button daemon to find out
>> if there are any sensors when using libsane if scanimage can do the same
>> thing using libsane without that button daemon?
> It does not- but as I said above- the third party end user might like
> to know if his scanner exposes sensors BEFORE he installs the button
> daemon. We have no other program installed as part of sane-backends
> which can do this.

Sorry- I've misunderstood your wording-

I did not intend that a button daemon would need scanimage for it's
operation. Merely that an end-user should be able to inspect the
capabilites of a backend, using tools provided with the backends. An
'add-on' daemon would likely use libsane directly, though scanimage
could still be helpful in writing the daemon's config file...

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

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