[sane-devel] SANE Backends 1.0.31 released / Goodbye

Rolf Bensch rolf at bensch-online.de
Mon Aug 24 16:15:26 BST 2020


Congratulations to all who contributed his/her ideas, code and at least
time for the new SANE release.

After having some time with reflecting my after-work activities, I
decided to say Goodbye to the SANE project, especially as maintainer for
the pixma backend.

If somebody hears the calling to become a maintainer for the pixma
backend, he/she is welcome to contact me off-list for discussing any
questions about structure and functionality.

Best wishes,

Am 23.08.20 um 14:19 schrieb Olaf Meeuwissen:
> Hi all,
> Six months and three weeks after sane-backends-1.0.29 and about three
> months after our sane-backends-1.0.30 security update, I'm happy to
> announce that sane-backends-1.0.31 has been released.  You can find
> the latest source tarballs and checksums on the [releases page][1] in
> the Other section of the Assets.
>  [1]: https://gitlab.com/sane-project/backends/-/releases
> The page also mentions several "Source code" links in the Assets from
> which you can download the git repository corresponding to the release.
> Please note that these archives do *not* include generated files such as
> the configure script, Makefile.in files and more.
> A nicely formatted version of the release notes can be found at the same
> location but, for your convenience, the "raw" Markdown has been included
> below.
> ### Backends
> - adds the `canon_lide70` backend
> - `avision`: adds support for the KODAK i1120, fixes thread
>   cancellation issues, disables exposure option for non-filmscanners
> - `canon_dr`: improves error reporting
> - `dmc`: fixes compiler warnings on the scan area options
> - `epsonds`: rewrites the network I/O following changes made to the
>   `epson2` backend in 1.0.30 to fix security issues.  Network support
>   is still unsupported.
> - `escl`: adds ADF support, fixes many minor issues and improves error
>   handling.  Now also supports devices behind a proxy (needs explicit
>   configuration).
> - `fujitsu`: adds support for the fi-800R and a card scanning slot,
>   fixes a bug when reading hardware sensors on the first invocation.
>   Adds USB IDs for fi-7800 and fi-7900.
> - `genesys`: adds support for the Canon 5600F, Canon LiDE 90, Plustek
>   OpticFilm 7200 and 7200 (v2), 7400, 7600i, 8100 and 8200i.  Fixes
>   several issues with the Canon 8600F.  Adds 4800dpi support for the
>   Canon LiDE 210 and fixes 3200dpi flatbed support on the Canon 8400F.
>   Adds an option to fill dark calibration with a constant.  Adds
>   transparency support for gl847 chipset based devices.  Fixes CIS
>   scanner support for gl842 chipset based devices.  Removes lineart
>   and image enhancement emulation support.
> - `gphoto`: supports the PLANon DocuPen RC800 (with a recent enough
>   version of `gphoto2`)
> - `gt68xx`: modifies scan cancellation behaviour
> - `hp5400`: adds button support, fixes a scan cancellation crash issue
> - `pixma`: add supports for the i-SENSYS MF440 Series and untested
>   support for the PIXMMA G7000 Series and GM4000 Series as well as the
>   i-SENSYS MF720 Series.
> - `plustek`: fixes a potential buffer overrun
> - `test`: adds gamma options
> ### Documentation
> - removes the SANE Standard.  This is now maintained as a separate
>   project at https://gitlab.com/sane-project/standard.  HTML and PDF
>   versions can be found at https://sane-project.gitlab.io/standard/.
> - adds and updates information for multiple supported and unsupported
>   devices
> - translation updates for British English, French, German, Italian and
>   Ukranian
> - `scanimage`: documents the JPEG compression level
> - minor improvements documenting build requirements
> ### Build
> - removes the `--with-api-spec` option from `configure`
> - replaces the `--enable-avahi` option with an `--with-avahi` that
>   defaults to enabling if possible.  If the option is given and the
>   required support is not available, `configure` will exit with an
>   error.
> - improves checking for libjpeg version dependent requirements
> - has been made reproducable (#228)
> - fixes build issues on MinGW
> ### Miscellaneous
> - fixes OpenBSD hotplugd scriptlets (!375)
> - fixes support for unconfigured USB scanners on MacOS (#38)
> - various fixes and improvements in the USB record/replay support
> - fixes a file descriptor validation test in sanei_pio
> - adds missing include in sanei_usb
> In case you encounter any issues with this release, please contact the
> [sane-devel mailing list][2] or [submit an issue][3].
>  [2]: mailto:sane-devel at alioth-lists.debian.net
>  [3]: https://gitlab.com/sane-project/backends/issues
> Hope this helps,
> --
> Olaf Meeuwissen, LPIC-2            FSF Associate Member since 2004-01-27
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