[sane-devel] SANE2 commitment

m. allan noah anoah at pfeiffer.edu
Mon Dec 18 13:48:23 CET 2006

On Mon, 18 Dec 2006, Martin Owens wrote:

> I'm fine about it not being linux only, I just think we're limiting
> our options to be all things to all platforms.
> For instance, the back ends them selves do not need to be platform
> specific. but i believe sane integration 'how the backends are used'
> should be.

agreed- especially because there are lots of users of linux distros that 
still dont use HAL :)


> Because at the end of the day all you really need to do is have a
> small amount of plugin code for linux hal, same for windows hal, other
> archs will need more thicker backend but that doesn't mean you need to
> force it on operating systems that already manage devices without
> blathering.
> If it turns out to be non-trivial then perhaps there ort to be a linux
> sane, call it less-sane 'linux embeded scanner support - sane' and we
> can all have a chuckle and use the same backend driver code.
> I just can't believe that we're stuck in the stone age of scanner
> device management because of bsd, I suspect that this is exactly the
> same reason gutten print is having device problems too, but at least
> they have better device code.
> On 12/18/06, Gerhard Jaeger <gerhard at gjaeger.de> wrote:
>> On Sunday 17 December 2006 22:47, Martin Owens wrote:
>> > Thanks for the link,
>> >
>> > See it sounds like you want to make the same mistakes, instead of
>> > looking for a better way to organise scanning in linux your looking at
>> > how to better organise functionality in sane.
>> Just for the records: SANE is not intended to be Linux only!
>> > The problem is that the way scanning is organised is crack-pot and out
>> > dated. we are duplicating effort for no good reason other than to be
>> > stuck in our rut.
>> He, he...
>> > I see so many opportunities to make sane a slim line routing code
>> > instead of a bloated detection and scanning library.
>> Okay, go ahead, make some proposals -but keep in mind, that we will
>> not only focus on Linux.
>> - Gerhard
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