[sane-devel] [ANN] Plustek Backend update V0.45-1

Till Kamppeter till.kamppeter@gmx.net
Sat, 11 Jan 2003 19:12:39 +0100

Thgank you for the update. I am preparing an official update for 
Mandrake Linux 9.0 now, to preven the Epson 1260 Photo scanners of 
Mandrake 9.0 users from being damaged.

I have tested your update with my Epson Perfection 1260 Photo (it 
survived the driver version shipped with SANE 1.0.9 without needing to 
turn it off) and it works well. Only problem is the model 
auto-detection. It is way too slow. I have a tip to make it faster:

When you run "sane-find-scanner", it needs about a second after failing 
with the SCSI search to find the scanner's USB ID's. And if I mention 
the USB ID's directly in plustek.conf, xsane needs about a second to 
start. So I recommend that you let the auto-detection part of the 
plustek driver call the library function which "sane-find-scanner" uses 
to determine the USB ID. Then the driver can probe this ID directly and 
so it gets access to the scanner in two seconds instead of two minutes.



Jaeger, Gerhard wrote:
> Hi there,
> I've currently updated the Plustek Backend.
> New version now is 0.45-1.
> All changes are now in CVS and will go into SANE-1.0.10.
> This version is more or less a bug-fixing version and includes
> support for the
> EPSON 1260 Photo (inkl. TPA autodetection) - shouldn't damage motor anymore!
> CanoScan N670U/N676U
> CanoScan N1220U
> CanoScan N1240U
> CanoScan LIDE 20
> CanoScan LIDE 30
> Although the picture quality on the CanoScan 1220 and 1240
> is not very good, I think we're on the correct way...
> The USB support covers now the libusb too, please have a look
> at the plustek.conf for more info.
> Please test the stuff with your devices.
> Cheers
>   Gerhard
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