[sane-devel] Is it possible...
steven at simplycircus.com
Thu Mar 18 04:09:03 GMT 2021
The net backend is useful, but doesn't do what I need it to do.
My thoughts on this are:
1. If sane were to be able to act as a scan server for Win/Mac and Linux,
it would be more useful to more people.
2. If all sane scanners were to suddenly be useable as AirScan scanners, it
opens up a straightforward method for adding middleware to any sane
Does anyone know anything about AirSane (
On Wed, Mar 17, 2021 at 8:21 PM Ralph Little <skelband at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 2021-03-17 4:52 p.m., Steven Santos wrote:
> > I have been thinking a lot about sane lately, and I have a question
> > for the list.
> > Is it possible to make sane (and specifically its older driver base)
> > look and function like an airscan device?
> > By that, I mean is it possible to have a sane instance talk to a
> > scanner, especially the older ones supported by sane, but also other
> > airscan devices and then expose those scanners to the network as if
> > they were airscan devices?
> > This would basically let sane become the scan hub of a
> > windows/mac/linux network.
> > so is it possible? And if so, what would it take to do?
> Of course, there is the net backend and saned but I don't know how
> appropriate that would be for your situation.
> The other option might be to construct a frontend that fabricated a
> Airscan service. It would have to translate the available options for
> the scanners to whatever format is appropriate for the Airscan
> interface. Others (e.h. Alexander Pevsner and the chaps at Ordissimo)
> probably have more information on that side of things.
> Some general information that I could find is here:
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