[sane-devel] Feature freeze for SANE 1.0.10

Olaf Meeuwissen olaf@epkowa.co.jp
14 Jan 2003 09:51:30 +0900

Klaas Freitag <freitag@suse.de> writes:

> 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?

A new version of "Image Scan! for Linux" will be released on January
21, 2003 to add support for the GT-9800F (a.k.a. Perfection 3200
PHOTO).  This package contains a GUI frontend and a modified version
of the SANE epson backend (originally based on 1.0.3, later updated to
1.0.6).  It also includes a proprietary module that is only used with
EPSON scanners, but I believe "Image Scan! for Linux" is usable with
other scanners.  It's just that the results may not be as good as they
probably could be.

# If anyone has "successfully" used "Image Scan! for Linux" with other
# scanners, please drop me a note.

Two other proprietary modules are used to interface with the GT-7200U
and GT-7300U (a.k.a. Perfection 1250/Perfection 1250 PHOTO and
Perfection 1260/ Perfection 1260 PHOTO).

For a full list of supported scanners, see:


Oh, what the heck!  Here is the cut-and-paste:

  * Perfection 610/Perfection 640U/Perfection 1200S, 1200U, 1200U
    PHOTO/Perfection 1240U/ Perfection 1250, 1250 PHOTO/Perfection
    1260, 1260 PHOTO/Perfection 1640SU, 1640SU PHOTO/Perfection
    1650/Perfection 1650 PHOTO/Perfection 1660 PHOTO/Perfection 2400
    PHOTO/Perfection 2450 PHOTO/ Expression 1600/ Expression 1680/
    Expression 1640XL/GT-10000,10000+/GT-30000

Note: installing "Image Scan! for Linux" will clobber (at least the
      symlinks to) the epson backend from sane-backends.

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