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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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