I did write to the author, but it seems from his previous email exchanges that he was not willing to release and maintain a FreeBSD version. Since he only wants to release binaries, there is a limit to how many platforms he can support. Although porting is probably trivial, maintaining a FreeBSD system is unlikely to be cost-effective in his view. And, for this type of software he would need FreeBSD installed on real hardware (rather than emulated), and test a range of devices with it.
On 3/17/08, Bill Campbell <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > On Mon, Mar 17, 2008, Isaac Mushinsky wrote: > >Problem: I have a film scanner whose sane support is somewhat incomplete. > >There is a commercial piece of software called VueScan, which reportedly > can > >do what I need. It can be had as either a Windows or Linux binary. It > does > >not use sane on Linux, but apparently implements its own set of drivers > via > >libusb. Rather than install another OS and boot into it to do the > scanning, > >I was wondering if I can make it work with any kind of emulation. If I do > >not load uscanner, my scanner will appear just as a ugen device. Can I > then > >have the device passed through to VueScan and usable by it with: > > You might want to contact Ed Hamrick <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, author > of VueScan. He has been very helpful to me when I had questions > about it. > > I got VueScan for Mac OS X Tiger when I had to replace a bad hard > drive on my Mac Mini and the HP drivers I had been using were no > longer available (let's not go into backups shall we :-). The > support has been good, and it does what I need. > > Bill > -- > INTERNET: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Bill Campbell; Celestial Software LLC > URL: http://www.celestial.com/ PO Box 820; 6641 E. Mercer Way > FAX: (206) 232-9186 Mercer Island, WA 98040-0820; (206) > 236-1676 > > Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the > exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; and > these will continue until they are resisted with either words or blows, or > both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom > they oppress. -- Frederick Douglass. > _______________________________________________ > email@example.com mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to " > [EMAIL PROTECTED]" > _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"