[sane-devel] [janitorial] New backend: escl

Rolf Bensch rolf at bensch-online.de
Sun Dec 15 20:23:31 GMT 2019


Congratulations for finishing this job.

Is there a (nearby complete) list of pixma scanners available, which are
supported by escl?

I would like to update pixma's doc files and include building escl when
a user selects only pixma at ./configure.

Many thanks.


Am 15.12.19 um 09:10 schrieb Olaf Meeuwissen:
> Hi list,
> I thought you might like to know that I've merged the escl backend
> yesterday.  This backend was written by Touboul Nathane and Thierry
> Huchard at Ordissimo.  It is licensed under the terms of the GPL,
> either version 3 or, at your option, any later version.
> The backend should support many of the large range of devices that
> support Apple's AirPrint protocol.  For a long list of potentially
> supported devices see
>   https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201311
> The backend's description file does not list any specific devices yet
> but the merge request listed a few devices that are known to work for
> some definition of work ;-)
> Please note that the escl backend only supports these devices over a
> network connection, not via USB or similar connections.
> The backend currently only supports image data transfer in JPEG format
> but Thierry indicated he wanted to add support for PNG and PDF as well.
> For the gory details see merge request 242.
>   https://gitlab.com/sane-project/backends/merge_requests/242
> On a related note, there is another merge request for a canon_lide70
> backend.  I'll be getting to that shortly, relatively speaking :-)
> Hope this helps,
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