[sane-devel] Realtek RTS8801B revival
gissf1 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 13 21:26:15 UTC 2015
I have a Realtek RTS8801B based scanner (several actually - Microtek,
Visioneer, etc) and I have known for a while there are no currently working
backend drivers for this device in SANE. I can do USB captures of a
working Windows driver and I have enough Linux development experience to
write driver code, but I've not previously written SANE drivers.
I have a few questions before embarking on this project:
Are there legal implications to doing this USB capture in the USA with the
goal of developing a SANE backend driver? (not asking for legal advice,
moreso just "its a bad idea because XYZ" or "it should be fine because its
for interoperability/old hardware/etc")
Are other developers able to help guide me if I have SANE API questions?
Is anyone else interested in helping/already working on this that I should
Also, is this something that would be received well by the SANE community?
or is the general consensus that older hardware such as this should simply
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