Scanner infrastructure in freedesktop

Richard Hughes hughsient at
Sat Jan 27 08:32:11 PST 2007

On Sat, 2007-01-27 at 10:38 -0500, Donald Straney wrote:
> Hmm, well if we make sure the overhead is as low as possible, maybe it
> could be used for video too.  Otherwise, it seems inconsistent to have
> two very different APIs for capturing images in different ways,
> especially since with some devices, like webcams, the line between
> making it take pictures and capture video is sort of fuzzy.  I don't
> know much about how video capture is done in Linux, though, so I could
> be completely wrong.

No, I think a scanner and a videocamera are very different devices with
very different capabilities and API requirements.


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