[sane-devel] Canon PIXMA MP130
gurus.knugum at gmail.com
Tue Dec 18 18:30:15 UTC 2007
2007/12/10, Epostlistor <gurus.knugum at gmail.com>:
> I visited http://www.sane-project.org/contrib.html and readed about
> contributing to the project - Writing a Backend (Driver).
> The page said that "You don't need to be an experienced programmer.
> Backends are usually written in C, so some basic knowledge of this
> language helps. You need a lot of patience, however, especially if you
> can't get programmer's documentation from your scanner's manufacturer."
> I learned C many years ago and I still think I remember most of it, but I
> am not programming very much these days. I am writing here because I think
> I need all the help I can get. Maybe someone is already doing this, then I
> might be able to contribute in some way. If not, it feels like there are a
> lot of things I need to know. Maybe there are similar backend drivers out
> there that I can get inspiration from and learn how to write things like
> I have the Canon PIXMA MP130 and my operating system is GNU/Linux Ubuntu
> Studio 7.10. I also have a small partition with Windows XP, so I can use
> the scanner that way, but of course I want to use it with Ubuntu. At the
> moment I can only use the printing function with Ubuntu, but I needed to
> install additional software before that was possible.
> Is there some kind of software for Windows that can "scan" what's sent and
> received to/from the MP130 while scanning etc? I guess that would help
> My idea is to write a very basic driver just to make it possible to scan
> with no fancy features (which are pretty useless anyway in most cases).
> Some things, like basic image editing, is better done with dedicated
> software, such as GIMP, I guess.
> So, any comments to this? Will this task be too tough for someone like
> Johnny Rosenberg
Okay, seems like nobody's interested in this, so I guess I'll just skip the
idea and buy another skanner instead. Besides, I guess that I would have
failed doing this anyway.
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