[sane-devel] New Backend for LM9832 chipset, specifically the HP2200c.
Fri, 5 Apr 2002 16:15:30 +0200
I'm sure that the backend is well designed and will do its job.
But the prob is, that the Plustek backend already has a lot of
hooks and possibilities to control LM983x based devices as well.
The EPSON 1250 is already included also the HP2200C/2100C and reported
as working - so why doing the job again?
To be honest, I wrote this backend - or better, I ported the Plustek
NT driver code to this backend and managed to make the other
devices work with the help of quite a lot of other people who
contributed in testing and tweaking parameters...
The only thing this backend is missing is a better calibration
routine and maybe a parser that is able to read ini files, like
the National Semiconductor Windoze demo-driver does...
You may also notice the sanei_lm983x functions that are already
existent in SANE for communication with LM983x devices.
Anyway, I will have a look at your code hopefully this weekend...
On Freitag, 5. April 2002 15:40, Ludo Stellingwerff wrote:
> Agreed, one backend should be enough for all lm9832-scanners. During the
> development of this backend I did look at other backends. I worked
> partly together with the people at sourceforge. The problem was that
> their driver was swapped with unused code and ancient relics of other
> scanners. Secondly the interface with the scanner is based on USB, not
> SCSI as are most other scanners.
> I plan at make the backend general enough to support the epson 1250 en
> any other scanner with this chipset. I hope the driver will prove itself
> to you guys as being stable and well designed. Please look at the source
> and comment. If some other backend is more capable and better than mine,
> use it instead:)