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A note of support for SANE
Authored by: PeteVerdon on May 20, '04 01:50:35PM

I haven't yet tried using SANE on OS X (I think I'm about to). But a glance here revealed a lot of negative posts, such as "...how beta this is". I wanted to point out that, on Linux, SANE is the standard scanning system (there isn't really any other) and it works fine with the majority of scanners, little configuration, and good integration with the rest of the system. It may not be so slick on OS X, but it was never intended to be. If you're struggling with SANE on OS X, blame Apple for not supporting your scanner rather than the SANE folks for not supporting your OS.

Pete



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A further note of support for SANE
Authored by: PeteVerdon on May 20, '04 02:23:30PM

Firstly to say that I must have been imagining things when I wrote about negative comments.

And secondly, to say that Mattias's Sane interface and distribution worked perfectly. Installation was a matter of three double clicks, and there it was in the Acquire menu of the Graphic Converter.

Apple really ought to investigate officially folding Sane into OS X as it has with Apache and Samba. If I hadn't known that my scanner was supported in Sane from using it with Linux, and gone to see if Sane could be made to work with OS X, I would have concluded that my oh-so-graphical Powerbook could not be made to work with my scanner. That does not look good for Apple. By making an OS X native SANE front end, they get to use all the continuing effort and dedication of the SANE team, a resource far greater than Apple could devote in-house to scanner compatibility.

Pete



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