[sane-devel] Newbie questions

m. allan noah kitno455 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 24 00:57:18 UTC 2012

I suppose you have seen this:


It might at give you some hints. For a proper starting point, you
would want to take a look at an existing backend, and find one that
suits your programming style.

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On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 7:56 PM,  <clydes at theworld.com> wrote:
> Hello all,
> Pardon me if I start out a little rough around the edges, but here goes.
> I'd like to write a back end for the HP 4670 scanner which is currently
> not supported.
> Attached is the output from the find scanners command.
> I am not a strong programmer, but rather and embedded hardware designer,
> but know my way around C and am willing to give this a go. (I've written
> thousands of lines of assembler for just about every micro and a ton of
> FORTRAN putting myself through college.  There, I just dated myself!)
> If I am successful in this endeavour, I can finally kiss Windows good bye
> once and for all. The only reason I boot it any more is to use the
> scanner.
> My questions to the group are:
> 1.) Anyone out there started this effort on this scanner?
> 2.) I believe the scanner is high level, so I am wondering if there is a
> back end template to start from
> 3.) Is there material I need to read to smarten up (read-mes, tutorials,
> web stuff, etc. on how these things work?
> 4.) If anyone has friendly advice on how best to get started and tips on
> etiquette here, I am all ears.
> Clyde
> Boston Metro Area
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