Subject: Re: Presence of uscanner* in GENERIC
To: None <>
From: Bruce J.A. Nourish <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/19/2004 02:54:05
On Mon, Jan 19, 2004 at 09:23:06AM +0100, Lennart Augustsson wrote:
> Yes, but the driver is there to make scanner access more
> Linux compatible.

Indeed, but uscanner is deprecated by the Linux developers themselves. 
See <>. The only open source 
scanner software worth spitting on these days is sane, which uses
libusb, which uses the generic USB driver (on Linux and *BSD).

Any new scanner software, on any platorm, should be using libusb. As
I don't think there are any binary-only programs that rely on
uscanner, there is a good case to be made that uscanner should be
commented out (on -current) and, in time, die altogether.
Bruce J.A. Nourish <>