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authorDavid E. O'Brien <obrien@FreeBSD.org>1998-03-01 00:44:59 +0000
committerDavid E. O'Brien <obrien@FreeBSD.org>1998-03-01 00:44:59 +0000
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parent4de5b757e073f032bdd278b837a5f4971a70f455 (diff)
API for access to scanners, digitals camera, frame grabbers etc.
PR: ports/4129 Submitted by: Gary Howland gary@hotlava.com + upgraded by me.
Notes: svn path=/head/; revision=9970
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+SANE is a universal scanner interface. The value of such a universal
+interface is that it allows writing just one driver per image acquisition
+device rather than one driver for each device and application. So, if you
+have three applications and four devices, traditionally you'd have had to
+write 12 different programs. With SANE, this number is reduced to seven:
+the three applications plus the four drivers. Of course, the savings get
+even bigger as more and more drivers and/or applications are added.