[sane-devel] Scanner stocks

Jeroen Van den Keybus jeroen.vandenkeybus at gmail.com
Mon Oct 7 13:04:21 BST 2019

Hello Ralph,

I don't know which chip the LiDE 30 uses, but the LiDE 220 definitely uses
a GL124.

I think that we are technologically rapidly approaching a point where it is
no longer viable to reverse engineer an OEM product. IMO it is far more
important to have a good and stable framework so the OEMs / chipset
providers are encouraged to have a team writing Linux drivers for their
scanner products. They may even see the benefit of defining a device

So I would guess that a collection of devices is certainly useful for
verification, but not necessarily so for development, and even so, the
collection could quickly become obsolete.

Perhaps a list could be made with user e-mail addresses and the hardware
they own ?


Op za 5 okt. 2019 om 09:54 schreef Ralph Little <skelband at gmail.com>:

> Hi devs,
> Yesterday I won a canon lide 30 for 50p on eBay. I thought it would be fun
> to play with, but it occurred to me that I don't know if, as a project, if
> we have many scanner examples for testing and verifying regressions.
> Its a bit difficult writing software for hardware that we do not possess.
> It is also a bit scary making anything but trivial changes without hardware
> to retest on.
> We have some open issues about the canoscan lide 220 but I don't know if
> any member here actually possesses one of the scanners it being supposedly
> a gl848.
> Some of these machines, particularly some of the older ones can be picked
> up for peanuts with a keen eye and a regular look on eBay, Craigslist and
> Gumtree. :D
> Has anyone considered putting together a more official collection of
> representative hardware for device dev work?
> Cheers
> Ralph
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