[sane-devel] [iscan] New release available

Olaf Meeuwissen olaf.meeuwissen at avasys.jp
Wed Sep 28 00:23:16 UTC 2011

Dear all,

A new release of Image Scan! for Linux has been made available at our
website[1].  This release updates both the core and data packages.  For
information on which versions of what packages you need, please see the
FAQ[2] on that topic.

 [1] http://avasys.jp/eng/linux_driver/
 [2] http://avasys.jp/eng/linux_driver/faq/id000651.php

Below is a summary of the changes since the last announcement on this
mailing list.

Noteworthy changes to the core package:

 iscan-2.27.1                                              (2011-09-13)
  * adds resolution information to JPEG files
  * fixes scan area selection issues in the GUI
  * fixes deskew check box activation issues in the GUI
  * disables the deskew option when previewing or zooming
  * fixes scan area selection for duplex scans with certain models

 iscan-2.27.0                                              (2011-08-03)
  * not publicly released
  * adds brightness and contrast options to the backend
  * adds an option to select the brightness algorithm.  This option is
    not available in the GUI.
  * adds support for optional deskewing and autocropping options.  This
    requires installation of the non-free iscan-plugin-esdip package to
    make the options available.  When either option is activated, many
    SANE frontends will become unresponsive until the whole image has
    been scanned.  This is not a bug but a limitation of the SANE API.
  * moves the Tone Correction controls to a tab of their own
  * adds functionally severely limited brightness and contrast controls
    to the GUI

The iscan-plugin-esdip package mentioned above only supports selected
models.  At the moment that list is still(?) very short:
 - ES-D200
 - ES-D400
 - GT-S50
 - GT-S80
The download pages for those models should list the plugin.

Noteworthy changes to the data package:

 iscan-data-1.11.0                                         (2011-09-07)
  * adds support for the following devices:
    - Artisan 837
    - EP-704A
    - EP-904A
    - EP-904F
    - Epson Stylus NX130 Series
    - Epson Stylus Office BX635FWD
    - Epson Stylus Photo PX830FWD Series
    - PX-B750F
    - WP-4530
    - WP-4540

 iscan-data-1.10.0                                         (2011-08-03)
  * not publicly released
  * adds support for the following devices:
    - Epson Stylus SX130 Series

Changes to the epkowa.desc file against the latest version in the git
repository have been attached.  If someone could yet again commit these
to sane-backends that would be appreciated.

Hope this helps,
Olaf Meeuwissen, LPIC-2           FLOSS Engineer -- AVASYS CORPORATION
FSF Associate Member #1962               Help support software freedom
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