[sane-devel] New magicolor backend for inclusion in git

m. allan noah kitno455 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 6 21:39:09 UTC 2011

Is the timeout controllable from the config file?


On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 12:30 PM, Reinhold Kainhofer
<reinhold at kainhofer.com> wrote:
> As you know, I have been developing a magicolor backend for KONICA MINOLTA
> magicolor 1690MF devices (possibly also for other devices, but I don't have
> access to any other KONICA MINOLTA device that uses the same protocol -- The
> bizhub devices use a different protocol).
> In my view, it is now in a state so that it can be included in sane-backends
> (I'm using it regularly with xsane). The git patches can be found at:
> http://www.fam.tuwien.ac.at/~reinhold/sane/magicolor_backend_patches/
> -) The first two (0001 and 0002) are for the sanei_usb functionality already
> send yesterday,
> -) 0003 is the actual backend,
> -) 0004 fixes some compiler warnings in byteorder.h, and
> -) 0005 includes only the changes from running autoreconf (i.e. no manual code
> changes!)
> The backend uses libsnmp (configure check added!) to optionally auto-detect a
> LAN-connected magicolor device. I have set the timeout to a very low value (a
> little more than 1 second!), so all systems without a magicolor scanning in
> the network are not held up by the SNMP auto-detection of the magicolor
> devices.
> On the other hand, if the network is really slow, this might mean that we miss
> an SNMP response that takes longer than 1 second!
> What do you think of this backend?
> Cheers,
> Reinhold
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