[sane-devel] [Announce] Image Scan! for Linux (1.6.0) released

Olaf Meeuwissen olaf@epkowa.co.jp
Fri, 16 Jan 2004 10:27:17 +0900

Hello everyone,

Although the announcement at


has not been updated yet at the time of writing, this is to let you
all informally know that a new release of "Image Scan! for Linux" is
now available from



  http://www.epkowa.co.jp/linux/dl_scan.html (in Japanese)

The major changes are:

  - added support for the GT-15000 (aka ES-7000H)
  - added support for the Perfection 3170 PHOTO (aka GT-9400UF)
  - upgraded the SANE bits to sane-backends-1.0.12

The latter change means that "Image Scan! for Linux" now also should
work with the Stylus CX5100/CX5200 (aka CC-600PX) although these have
not been put through testing yet.

Besides that a number of bugs have been fixed.  Most notable amongst
them is a serious memory corruption problem for the Perfection 1260
(aka GT-7300).  TPU detection for this scanner should also be fixed,
but there still is a known problem with the RPM packages with regards
to this (somehow wrapping up a perfectly working iscan breaks the TPU
detection; if you have trouble, try rebuilding from source).

Taking a peek at the Japanese version at


shows that support for the CC-600PX and PM-A850 (so far only available
in Japan) is slated for release at the end of the month.  That release
will make the support for the Stylus CX5100/CX5200 officially tested.

Olaf Meeuwissen                            EPSON KOWA Corporation, ECS
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