> I'm new at developing scanner drivers for linux. Could anyone tell me
> how to get started on developing one? In other words, do I need to get
> any specs from the company that made the scanner?
Yes, this would be the best and easiest way. You may try to listen to the
Windows driver (e.g. with WINE) or disassemble the Windows driver but this
will be very hard and I think it's not worth the work.
> Or is it just using
> one of the other scanner drivers as a template and tweaking it until the
> scanner works right?
If your scanner is very similar to one for that a backend exists, this may
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