Introduction to SANE
SANE is short for Scanner Access Now Easy.
Scanner access, however, is far from easy, since every vendor has their own
protocols. The only known protocol that should bring some unity into this
chaos is the TWAIN interface, but this is too imprecise to
allow a stable scanning framework. Therefore, SANE comes
with its own protocol, so the vendor drivers can't be used.
SANE is split into back ends and front ends. The
back ends are drivers for the supported scanners. The front ends are user
interfaces to access the backends.
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Estimated Disk space required: &sane-buildsize;
Estimated build time: &sane-time;
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