(I'm still trying to figure out the image format :-/)
On Tue, 30 Nov 1999, Dmitry Veprintsev wrote:
> You can (or can you?) try win3.11 drivers - they do not use .vxd (i
> tried them under '95 running in VMware - works but no logging - vmware
> access port mostly directly). If it gives some hope, i will probaly kill
> some weekends as well.
> 2) i have found on the net captured communication and some initial steps
> into driver development (given up) - check the sane-devel or parport
> archives (i still have them - just couldnt find the URL)
> "Jonathan A. Buzzard" wrote:
> > firstname.lastname@example.org said:
> > > ... or you could try to get the TWAIN driver running under WINE. Open
> > > source emulators (WINE, dosemu, ...) are a great reverse engineering
> > > tool, because decent operating systems can control almost anything
> > > going on inside the system/computer hardware. So WINE has some code
> > > that actually does the printer port emulation. At least it should.
> > Been tried, unfortunately the Windows scanner drivers make use of .vxd's
> > which Wine does not support. The run well under VMware but it provides
> > no method of logging the parallel port at the moment.
> > > By the way: is their scanner driven by a SCSI-over-parallel protocol
> > > (which means that there is some SCSI driver installed by the Umax
> > > software) or is it some fully proprietary protocol? If it's SCSI then
> > > you can cut a few corners.
> > It's totally proprietary, though I believe UMAC licensed it to other
> > scanner manufactures.
> > JAB.
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