Re: gnome 2.19 schedule.

On Mon, 2007-03-19 at 21:58 -0400, David Zeuthen wrote:
> No, device access via libusb is exclusive (as it needs!) so this is not
> possible. One way around this, though, would be to modify libsane to
> send a D-Bus message to the HAL add-on so it releases the device (unless
> you configured libsane to not do this). That's probably not a lot of
> work, I'd just patch backend/dll.c:sane_open() in sane-backends and hey
> presto this should work. Getting such a (compile-time) option past the
> SANE developers may be harder though, but I guess if you make a good
> case for it, then it should be feasible.

FWIW, I've asked for this on sane-devel

Let's hope they think it's a good idea!


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