[sane-devel] HP5400 XPA support patch

Martijn van Oosterhout kleptog at svana.org
Tue Mar 12 00:28:12 UTC 2013

On Mon, Mar 11, 2013 at 02:03:02PM -0400, Tyson Whitehead wrote:
> On March 11, 2013 10:12:37 Paul Menzel wrote:
> > Like this seems to be from 2010? Was this backend always developed
> > outside of SANE upstream and merged every now and then?
> > 
> > > It works for me.  I don't know why the original never made it out of
> > > the HP5400 repo.
> > 
> > Do you know if it was ever submitted for review? Does Martin agree with
> > getting this into SANE upstream repository?
> I don't actually know any of the history regarding the patch or the HP5400 
> repo.  I just discoverred it when digging around about XPA and the HP5400 as I 
> had some negatives I wanted to scan in.
> I also don't actually know who Martin is or how to get ahold of him.  All I 
> know is that the relevant commit log in the CVS repo said
> *Applied patch from Martin to get XPA work. ( This is still beta code and 
> should be more tested )
> *Beautified a litle manually
> I'm actually wondering if it was suppose to be Martijn, as he seems to show up 
> at various points on the sourceforge mailing list.  I'll CC him and Thomas 
> Sourmarmon to see if they can provide more details.

Yes, that would probably be me. Some 10 years ago I bought such a
scanner with a slide extension and reverse-engineered the protocol to
make it work.  Unfortunatly that scanner broke a long time ago and I no
longer have it.

I do remember this code working at the time though.

I'm don't remember why this is in a seperate repo, seems a little
pointless. I think it was created to help with the collaboration when
the driver did not work yet, perhaps it should be removed entirely
after a final merge upstream.

Have a nice day,
Martijn van Oosterhout   <kleptog at svana.org>   http://svana.org/kleptog/
> He who writes carelessly confesses thereby at the very outset that he does
> not attach much importance to his own thoughts.
   -- Arthur Schopenhauer
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