[sane-devel] [ANNOUNCE] First pre-release of sane-backends 1.0.13 available

Henning Meier-Geinitz henning@meier-geinitz.de
Sun, 2 Nov 2003 19:48:22 +0100

Hi everyone,

The first pre-release of sane-backends 1.0.13 is available at
ftp://ftp.mostang.com/pub/sane/sane-backends-1.0.13-pre1.tar.gz .

I'll attach the NEWS file for an overview of the changes.
Please test this snapshot on every available platform and report bugs
to our bug-tracking system or to the sane-devel mailing list.

The following bugs are known and already fixed in CVS. They will also
be fixed in the next pre-release.

- Static linking doesn't work (missing sanei_pp symbols)
- Compilation of saned breaks on *BSDs
- saned subnet support doesn't work correctly on little-endian systems

For questions and comments, please follow-up to the sane-devel mailing
list (sane-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org).

Happy scanning!



New with 1.0.13, released 2003-11-22:

* New backends: mustek_pp_ccd (for Mustek parport CCD scanners),
  plustek_pp (for Plustek parport scanners, splitted from the plustek backend).
* Updated backends: avision, canon630u, epson, fujitsu, gphoto2, gt68xx, hp,
  hp5400, mustek, plustek, snapscan, teco2, test, umax, umax_pp.
* New internal interface for parport scanners.
* Networking (IPv6 + subnet support) fixes + updates.
* sane-find-scanner can detect some USB scanner chipsets now.
* Better support for threading.
* Port to MS Windows (Cygwin).
* Portability fixes (especially for FreeBSD, MacOS X, OS/2).
* Build system improvements.
* Added new (Bulgarian, Czech and Italian) and updated existing translations.
* The level of support for scanners is now: unsupported, minimal, basic, good,
  complete or untested (instead of alpha, beta, stable).
* Documentation updates.
* Bugfixes.