[sane-devel] Scanner stocks

Gerhard J├Ąger gerhard at gjaeger.de
Mon Oct 7 13:16:24 BST 2019

Hi Ralph,

On 05.10.19 at 09:54 Ralph Little wrote:
> 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.

The LiDE30 uses definitely a LM9833 and so works with the Plustek backend. There
might be some issues with USB3 ports, but on a USB2 port the thingy should work.

> 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?

I once had a lot of LM983x based devices but gave up at a certain point. I still
have some of them (like the LiDE30)...


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