[sane-devel] Feature freeze for SANE 1.0.10

Gene Heskett gene_heskett@iolinc.net
Mon, 13 Jan 2003 19:18:57 -0500

On Monday 13 January 2003 13:23, Karl Heinz Kremer wrote:
>Gene Heskett said:
>> On Monday 13 January 2003 03:38, Klaas Freitag wrote:
>>>On Sunday 12 January 2003 22:10, Henning Meier-Geinitz wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> We are now in feature freeze for SANE 1.0.10. That means, no
>>>> more features are allowed to be included in CVS. Bug fixes and
>>>> documentation updates are allowed, however.
>>>> Further time table:
>>>> 2003-01-25: Code freeze
>>>> 2003-02-01: Release
>>>I was notified that Epson released a new frontend, Image Scan!
>>> for linux. It is limited to Epson devices. The source code
>>> distribution contains a epson.c and dll-code. Is that the same
>>> as that in SANE 1.0.10?
>The backend in IScan is a heavily modified 1.0.5 version of the
> EPSON backends. Some of the changes in the official backend went
> into the IScan backend, but it's based on a fairly old version.
>> No.  Thats for driving the USB based 1250u and 1260u, and
>> possibly  one or 2 others.  I use it here, albeit in a
>> roundabout way. the
>The IScan backend supports pretty much all EPSON scanners (with
> the exception of the Perfection 660, which is a new scanner only
> sold in Europe, and the Perfection 600, which is supported by one
> of the other Sane backends).
>[ ... ]
>> The epson code in the sane-backends package is AFAIK, for the
>> parallel port or possibly scsi port epsons, but thats a wild
>> guess  on my part, I've never tried to use it here.
>That's a pretty wild guess... 

We sometimes call those SWAG, for Scientific Wild Assed Guess. :)
Been known to make them before.

The official EPSON backend supports
> all EPSON scanners with the exception of the Perfection
> 600/650/1250/1260. Some of
>the older par-port scanners may also not work, but at least their
> command language is supported :-)

Cheers, Gene
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