File Release Notes and Changelog

Release Name: 1.0.17

Release Notes

How to configure, build, and install SANE.

SANE stands for Scanner Access Now Easy.
This package contains the SANE libraries (this means backends and
network scanning parts) and the command line frontend scanimage.
You always find the most recent version of SANE on:

At the same location there are also links to snapshots of the CVS server and
sometimes beta releases of sane-backends. These are unstable development
versions, so be careful when using them. Please report any problems to us. See
contact section for details.

There are several graphical frontends available for SANE, see the list at

Quick install:

make install

man sane


In order to build SANE, the following tools and libraries are required:

	- GNU make: version 3.70 or newer

	- ANSI C compiler: GNU C (gcc) is recommended for best performance,
	  but any ANSI-compliant compiler should do

Some more libraries are not strictly necessary to compile SANE, but some
functionality may be lost if they are not available. Make sure that these
libraries and their respective header files are available before running
configure. On some Linux distributions the header files are part of separate
packages (e.g. usb.h in libusb-devel or libusb-dev). These must also be
        - libusb (>=0.1.8): Strongly recommended if you use a USB scanner.
          Some backends won't work without libusb at all.

        - libjpeg (>=6B): For the dc210, dc240, and gphoto2 backends.

        - libieee1284 (>=0.1.5): For some parallel port backends.

        - libgphoto2 (>=2.0): For the gphoto2 backend.

SANE should build on most Unix-like systems. Support for OS/2, MacOS X, BeOS,
and Microsoft Windows is also available. For more details look at the
operating system specific README.* files. For a detailed support matrix, see:

This table may be out of date. Please tell us about any corrections or
additions. Please mention your operating system and platform and all the other
details mentioned in the table. See also the contact section.

Please check that there aren't any older versions of SANE installed on your
system. Especially if SANE libraries are installed in a different prefix
directory (e.g. /usr/lib/) this may cause problems with external
frontends. Please remove these libraries (libsane.*, sane/libsane-*) by using
your packet manager or manually before installing this version of SANE.


Simply invoke configure in the top-level directory.  Besides the usual GNU
configure options, there are the following SANE specific options:

	Don't use shared libraries.  Useful for debugging or when there
	is a problem building shared libraries.  This implicitly turns
	on --disable-dynamic --enable-static as well.

	Disable dynamic loading of backends (in the dll backend).
	configure normally turns on dynamic loading when it
	can find the appropriate header files and libraries
	(<dlfcn.h> and -dl).

        Use static libraries (turned off by default).

        Preload backends into DLL backend.  This is useful for debugging,
	when dynamic loading is unavailable, or to reduce runtime linking
	overheads.  If dynamic loading or shared libraries are unavailable
	or disabled, this option is turned on automatically.
        Specify the buffer size of the buffer for SCSI commands. The default
	value is 131072 bytes (128 kb). This may be changed at runtime by
	setting	the environment variable SANE_SG_BUFFERSIZE to the desired
	value. The option is Linux-only at this time.
	--enable-scsibuffersize and SANE_SG_BUFFERSIZE have no effect for
	the Mustek, Umax and Sharp backends. For these backends, the buffer
	size is set automatically and/or can be specified in the backend's
	configuration file. Please refer to the backend's man pages for

	Disable installation of translated backend options. If you get
	errors in the po/ directory during build, use this option.
	See po/README for details.

	Means, that some backends will use a lockfile for allowing multiple
	access to one scanner. This is useful, i.e. one frontend is scanning
	the button status and another one will scan. The path to the lock
	files is define by --localstatedir at the configure step and is 
	$localstatedir/lock/sane. The default group is uucp and can be
	changed by using --with-group=newgroup. If you do not want any
	backend to use a lockfile, simply use --disable-locking.

In addition to these configuration options, there are some more SANE-specific
options and many standard-options.  To get a description of available options,
invoke configure with option --help.

If you plan on debugging one of the SANE programs, we recommend to run
configure like this:

   CFLAGS="-g -O -Wall" ./configure --disable-shared

For operating system specific information, look at the README.* files.


To build SANE, simply type "make" in the top-level directory.

To clean up the executables and libraries in the source directory, type "make
clean". To restore everything to the status after unpacking the package, type
"make distclean".

Installation and Configuration

Once the build has finished, install SANE with "make install".  By
default, this will place the SANE libraries in /usr/local/lib/, the
configuration files in /usr/local/etc/sane.d/, and the manual pages in
/usr/local/man/.  The location of these directories can be overridden
with configure options; see "configure --help" for details.

Before running any SANE program, read the PROBLEMS file in this directory.

For information on configuring and trouble-shooting the various SANE
components, please refer to the manual page sane(7).

The tools/ directory contains some small programs that may be helpful. They
are described in tools/README.


Type "make uninstall" to remove SANE from your system. This will also remove
older versions of SANE if they have been installed at the same prefix.
Warning: Your configuration files will be deleted also so make sure you have a
backup. By default the configuration files are located in the directory


For questions and general discussion about SANE contact the sane-devel mailing
list. You must be subscribed to the list to send mail. See for details.

If you want to submit a bug report or feature request please use our bug
tracking system.  See for details. You
may also contact the author of a specific backend directly. See the AUTHORS
file for a list of addresses.

Change Log

New with 1.0.17, released 2005-12-18:

* New backends: hp4200 (HP ScanJet 4200), lexmark (Lexmark X1100 series),
  mustek_usb2 (Mustek BearPaw 2448 TA Pro)
* Updated backends: artec_eplus48u, avision, canon, epson, fujitsu, genesys,
  gt68xx, microtek2, mustek_pp, plustek, plustek_pp, sm3600, snapscan, umax_pp.
* Hotplug/udev updates.
* scanimage fixes.
* sane-find-scanner finds more chipsets.
* Build system fixes/updates. make now calls makedepend.
* Several fixes in SANE internal functions (sanei).
* Portability fixes (especially for MacOSX, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, OS/2).
* Updated translations.
* Documentation updates.
* Bugfixes.

******  Release of sane-backends 1.0.17. End of code freeze ******

2005-12-18  Henning Meier-Geinitz <>

	* doc/descriptions/unsupported.desc: Added link to Lexmark X6170.
	* doc/descriptions/gt68xx.desc: Added Trust Direct WebScan 19200
	  (reported on sane-devel).
	* backend/ Added missing genesys_conv.c and
	  genesys_conv_hlp.c to DISTFILES. Without this change the files
	  wouldn't be part of the archive.
	* configure Disabled compilation warnings. Increased
	  version number.

2005-12-17  Karl Heinz Kremer <>

	* doc/descriptions/epson.desc: Added a few new scanners based on 
	  messages to the sane-devel mailing list. 

2005-12-11  Henning Meier-Geinitz <>

	* NEWS: Updated for release.

---- CODE FREEZE FOR SANE 1.0.17 ---

2005-12-10  Henning Meier-Geinitz <>

	* doc/descriptions-external/hp3500.desc: Added .desc file for new
	  external backend hp3500 which provides support for the HP ScanJet
	  3500 series (from Troy Rollo <>).
	* doc/descriptions/unsupported.desc: Removed HP 3500, 3530, and
	  3570 (now in hp3500.desc).

2005-12-09  Henning Meier-Geinitz <>

	* doc/descriptions-external/brother-mfc4600.desc: Added .desc file
	  for (older) external backend for Brother MFC 4600 (USB version).
	* doc/descriptions/unsupported.desc: Added Lexmark X6170. Removed
	  Brother MFC 4600 USB.
	* backend/gt68xx.c backend/gt68xx_devices.c backend/gt68xx_high.c
	  backend/gt68xx_low.c doc/descriptions/gt68xx.desc
	  doc/gt68xx/gt68xx.CHANGES doc/gt68xx/gt68xx.TODO: Silenced
	  non-fatal warnings/error messages. Several fixes for avoiding
	  freezes/timeouts after cancelling a scan. Several fixes for
	  warming up of lamp. Decreased scan width of Plustek OpticPro

2005-12-08  Gerhard Jaeger <>

	* backend/plustek-pp_tpa.c backend/u12-tpa.c: Fixed nasty
	  compiler warnings.

2005-12-07  Henning Meier-Geinitz <>

	* doc/descriptions/unsupported.desc: Added Brother
	  MFC-7300c. Removed Primax Colorado 2400U (now in
	* doc/descriptions-external/primascan.desc: New external backend
	  for Primax Colorado 2400U.

2005-12-07  Gerhard Jaeger <>

	* sanei/sanei_acces.c: Fixed problem, when the device name contains 
	  one or more path-separators. These characters are now converted.
	  The problem occurs on 2.4 based installations as well as on OpenBSD.

2005-12-06  Stephane Voltz <>

	* backend/genesys_gl646.c: removed forgotten left-over of
	  an experiment .

2005-12-06  Stephane Voltz <>

	* backend/genesys_gl646.c: added AF init in powersave, fixed
	  long-standing bug related to a data read timeout between 
	  distinct scanning sessions

2005-12-06  Henning Meier-Geinitz <>

	* backend/genesys.conf: Enabled Canon LiDE 60 which was disabled
	  for safety reasons. Bugs are fixed now.
	* doc/descriptions/genesys.desc: Changed status of Canon LiDE 50
	  and 60 to "good". Added comment for untested LiDE 40 to report any
	* AUTHORS: Marked Fred Odendaal as active maintainer.
	* tools/hotplug/libsane.usermap: Added Epson Perfection 3490.

2005-12-05  Rene Rebe <>

	* backend/avision.c backend/avision.conf doc/
	  fixed more typos in comments and debug output, removed obsolete
	  options from the parser, example avision.conf and manual page.
	  Fixed 12 Bit gray and color modes to actually work as well as
	  software CCD line-difference correction. Minimal scan resolutions
	  have been slightly adapted for some ASICs.

2005-12-05  Pierre Willenbrock <>

	* backend/genesys.c: removed usage of current_setup in functions
	  where it is not necessarily initialized. Modified shading
	  calibration to not use fixed stripe sizes. Fixed memory
	  corruption while calculating shading data. Fixed read sizes to
	  be multiples of 256. Fixed stagger/line distance
	  correction. Fixed line shrinking to correctly update data
	  buffers. Bumped BUILD number.
	* backend/genesys.c backend/genesys_conv.c: Added gray to lineart
	* backend/genesys.c backend/genesys_conv_hlp.c: Modified calling
	  parameters to stagger/line distance correction filter to better
	  describe its inner working.
	* backend/genesys_devices.c: Slowed down motor timings for 
	  LiDE 35/40/50/60. Removed untested message for LiDE 35/40/50/60.
	* backend/genesys_gl646.c: Fixed bug for odd pixel count. Added
	  support for gray to lineart conversion.
	* backend/genesys_gl841.c: Fixed words_per_line calculation. Added
	  support for gray to lineart conversion(not used). Fixed problem
	  with scanners not backtracking while scanning calibration area
	  leading to scanning part of document area.

2005-12-05  Oliver Schwartz <>

	* backend/snapscan.c backend/snapscan-scsi.c: small bugfix for Benq5150

2005-12-05  Henning Meier-Geinitz <>

	* doc/descriptions/unsupported.desc: Added Canon PIXMA MP170.

2005-12-04  Rene Rebe <>

	* backend/avision.c backend/avision.h: updated the Avision backend
	  from BUILD 167 to 179, including support for HP 5370, AV600U,
	  AV210C2, AV220C2,  et. al. The USB i/o paths got hardened, and a
	  lot of fixes as well es enhancements and optimizations where added
	  and a lot of typos, mostly in debug output and comments, got fixed.
	  The "Line Art" mode was renamed to "Lineart" to match the other

2005-12-03  Karl Heinz Kremer <>

	* backend/epson_usb.c: Added id for CX4200

2005-12-04  Oliver Schwartz <>

	* backend/snapscan.h backend/snapscan.c backend/snapscan-scsi.c
	  backend/snapscan-options.c: Some fixes for Benq 5150

2005-12-03  Peter Fales <>
	* backend/gphoto2.c: Cosmetic changes to debug messages

2005-12-02  Oliver Schwartz <>

	* backend/snapscan-sources.c: Another fix for lineart mode for the 
	  Epson 3490 @ 3200 DPI - this time tested
	* backend/snapscan.c: Change version number to 1.4.50

2005-12-01  Henning Meier-Geinitz <>
	* doc/descriptions/unsupported.desc: Added link for Corex Cardscan

2005-11-30  Henning Meier-Geinitz <>

	* doc/descriptions/unsupported.desc: Added UMAX Astra 4100.
	* tools/hotplug/libsane.usermap: Added Epson Stylus CX4200.

2005-11-28  Jochen Eisinger <>

	* sanei/sanei_pa4s2.c: incorrect test of a bit mask.

2005-11-28  Stephane Voltz <>

	* backend/umax_pp_low.c: ifdef'ed forgottent debug statements

2005-11-28  Stephane Voltz <>

	* backend/umax_pp_low.c: fixed 'blue tint' on scanning area border
	  by increasing shading coefficient on dark areas

2005-11-26  Oliver Schwartz <>

	* backend/snapscan-sources.c: Fix lineart mode for Epson 3490
	* doc/descriptions/snapscan.desc: Update status for Benq 5000

2005-11-26  Oliver Schwartz <>

	* backend/snapscan-scsi.c: Fix for Benq 5000
	* backend/snapscan.conf: Replace esfw52.bin with dummy filename entry

2005-11-25  Mattias Ellert <>

	* backend/artec_eplus48u.conf, backend/snapscan.conf: Use default
	  firmware dirs in config files
	* doc/, doc/ Use default
	  firmare dirs in man pages

2005-11-25  Ulrich Deiters <>

	* backend/canon-sane: fixed usage of an uninitialized variable

2005-11-25  Henning Meier-Geinitz <>

	* po/sane-backends.da.po: Updated Danish translation (from Mogens
	  Jaeger <>). 

2005-11-25  Oliver Schwartz <>

	* backend/snapscan-sources.c: Fix for grayscale / linart for Epson 3490
	  at 3200 DPI

2005-11-25  Mattias Ellert <>

	* po/ Fixing some fuzzies

2005-11-24  Mattias Ellert <>

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2005-11-23  Oliver Schwartz <>

	* backend/snapscan-options.c: Disable bilevel colour / halftoning
	  for Epson 3490

2005-11-23  Mattias Ellert <>

	* backend/ added "artec_eplus48u" to FIRMWARE_DIRS

2005-11-22  Mattias Ellert <>

	* po/ Updated Swedish translation
	* sanei/sanei_scsi.c: Added some debugging. Fixed some varnings


2005-11-20  Henning Meier-Geinitz <>

	* backend/genesys.c backend/genesys_devices.c
	  backend/genesys.conf: Bumped build number. Changed scanner's
	  name to Canon LiDE 35/40/50. Added Canon LiDE LiDE 60. This scanner
	  is still commented out in genesys.conf. Removed comment sign for
	  Canon LiDE 35/40/50 in genesys.conf.
	* doc/descriptions/genesys.desc: Added Canon LiDE 35, 40, 50, 60.
	* doc/ Updated concerning gl841 scanners.
	* doc/descriptions/unsupported.desc: Moved Canon LiDE 35/40/50/60
	  to genesys.desc. Added Canon Pixma MP150, Tevion MD 90070 and
	  Primax Colorado 1200p.
	* tools/hotplug/libsane.usermap: Added Plustek Opticslim 2400 ids
	  (from Jan Matousek).
	* NEWS: Updated.

2005-11-19  Pierre Willenbrock <>

        * backend/genesys_gl841.c backend/genesys_devices.c: 
          Added support for Canon LiDE 35/40/50
        * backend/genesys.c backend/genesys_low.h 
	  backend/genesys_gl646.c: Reworked data conversion 
          process to convert CIS data, added new slope 
	  generation variant
	* backend/genesys_conv.c backend/genesys_conv_hlp.c: 
          Moved conversion filter functions out of 

2005-11-18  Oliver Schwartz <>

	* backend/snapscan-options.c: Disable 2400 DPI for 
	  Epson 3490, use 1600 DPI instead

2005-11-17  Gerhard Jaeger <>

	* doc/plustek/Plustek-PARPORT.changes: Update.
	* backend/plustek_pp.c backend/plustek-pp.h 
	  backend/plustek-pp_ptdrv.c backend/plustek-pp_wrapper.c:
	  Fixed sizeof(long) issue for 64bit platforms, see 
	  bugreport #302195.
	* backend/plustek_pp.conf: Default config now only tries to
	  access parport using libieee1284.

2005-11-15  Oliver Schwartz <>

	* backend/snapscan.c backend/snapscan-options.c 
	  backend/snapscan-scsi.c: Enabled quality calibration for the 
	  Epson 3490
	* doc/descriptions/snapscan.desc: Changed status for Epson Perfection
	  3490 (good) and 3590 (basic)

2005-11-15  Henning Meier-Geinitz <>

	* doc/descriptions/unsupported.desc: Added HP Scanjet 4890. Added
	  several Optrox scanners.
	* doc/descriptions-external/brother.desc: Marked status of
	  MFC-9880 as "unsupported" based on a user's report.

2005-11-13  Henning Meier-Geinitz <>

	* doc/descriptions/unsupported.desc: Added IOmagic MobileScan
	  USB. Mentioned chips used in the Artec AM12E+.
	* doc/descriptions-external/hp3770.desc
	  doc/descriptions-external/hp8200.desc: Added clarification
	  concerning status of these backends.

2005-11-10  Oliver Schwartz <>
	* backend/snapscan.c backend/snapscan-sources.c: Added 
          deinterlacing for Epson 3490
	* backend/ added "snapscan" to FIRMWARE_DIRS

2005-11-07  m. allan noah <anoah AT pfeiffer DOT edu>

	* backend/fujitsu.c: M3091/2 lie about gamma dl capability

2005-11-07  Henning Meier-Geinitz <>

	* doc/descriptions/microtek2.desc: Fixed "unmaintained"
	  marker. Added Microtek Scanmaker V6UPL (bug #302464).
	* tools/check-usb-chip.c: Added detection of rts8822l-01h chipset
	  (patch from Jonathan Bravo Lopez <>).

2005-11-06  Henning Meier-Geinitz <>

	* doc/descriptions-external/epkowa.desc: Disabled man page link
	  (points to nowhere). Bug #302463.
	* doc/descriptions/unsupported.desc: Added Canon PIXMA MP130.
	* doc/ doc/ Fixed links to ppscsi.

2005-11-02  Oliver Schwartz <>

	* sanei/sanei_usb.c: Fixed output of transfer buffer for 
	  usb_read_bulk in OS/2.
	* backend/snapscan.c backend/snapscan-scsi.c: Fixes for Benq 5000
	* backend/snapscan-usb.c: Avoid recursive calls of usb_sense_handler

2005-11-01  Henning Meier-Geinitz <>

	* sanei/sanei_usb.c: Added support for detecting vendor and
	  product id with FreeBSD kernel scanner driver (based on patch in
	  FreeBSD ports).
	* README.freebsd: Updated information about USB scanners.

2005-10-31  Oliver Schwartz <>

	* backend/snapscan.c backend/snapscan-scsi.c backend/snapscan.h
	  backend/snapscan-options.c doc/descriptions/snapscan.desc:
	  Distinguish between 5000/5000E/5000U
	* backend/snapscan-sources.c: Enable deinterlacer for 5000E/5000U
	  for 1200 DPI
	* backend/snapscan.conf: Fix names for 5000/5000E/5000U

2005-10-30  Giuseppe Sacco <>

	* po/*it.po: Updated italian translation

2005-10-29  Henning Meier-Geinitz <>

	* backend/artec_eplus48u.conf
	  doc/descriptions/artec_eplus48u.desc: Added support for Trust
	  240H Easy Webscan Gold to artec_eplus48u backend.
	* acinclude.m4 configure
	  backend/ frontend/ lib/
	  sanei/ tools/ 
	  Run "makedepend" if it's available. This way "make" builds
	  backends correctly even if only included files (e.g. headers) are
	  changed. Don't be too verbose when running makedepend.
	  Create links libsane-*.so.1 to the real library files if the
	  links are not there. This fixes dynamic loading on OpenBSD. The
	  links are not created for MacOS X as they don't work there.
	  Remove any libsane.* links in /usr/local/lib/sane. Such links
	  are created by libtool. As they point to,
	  scanimage -L doesn't find any scanner in case of
	  The install target is much quiter now and prints the libtool
	  message only once now.
	* README.openbsd: Removed comment about broken library links.

2005-10-28  Gerhard Jaeger <>

	* po/*.po: Updated po files, corrected/updated german translation.
	* doc/plustek/Plustek-USB.changes: Update.
	* backend/plustek.c backend/plustek.h: Added OPTION_SPEEDUP.
	* backend/plustek-usbdevs.c: Changed high-speed setting for 
	  UMAX 3400, due to bugreport #302317.
	  Fixed CanoScan N650U settings (bugreport #302433).

2005-10-25  Gerhard Jaeger <>

	* doc/plustek/Plustek-USB.changes: Update.
	* backend/plustek.c: Bumped build number.
	* backend/plustek-usbdevs.c: Tweaked LiDE25 settings.
	* backend/plustek-usb.c: Let CIS devices use green-channel
      for gray scans.
	* backend/plustek-usbcal.c: Fixed segfault condition in fine
      calibration for gray scanmodes.

2005-10-24  Oliver Schwartz <>

	* backend/snapscan.c backend/snapscan-scsi.c backend/snapscan.h
	  backend/snapscan-options.c: Fix transparency range for Epson 
	  2480/2580, fix preview for Epson 2580.

2005-10-24  Henning Meier-Geinitz <>

	* doc/descriptions/umax1220u.desc: Marked backend as
	  unmaintained. Used non-broken link.

2005-10-23  Oliver Schwartz <>

	* backend/snapscan.c backend/snapscan-scsi.c: Fixes for buffer
	  size in high-res modes by Simon Munton, small changes to delay 

2005-10-23  Henning Meier-Geinitz <>

	* tools/hotplug/libsane.usermap: Added Epson Stylus DX3850 (from
	  niels_kalle <>). 

2005-10-22  Eddy De Greef <eddy_de_greef at tiscali dot be>

	* backend/mustek_pp_cis.c: Decreased the maximum number of pixels 
          on a line for CIS scanners a bit to avoid border artifacts.

2005-10-22  Eddy De Greef <eddy_de_greef at tiscali dot be>

	* backend/mustek_pp_cis.c backend/mustek_pp_cis.h
          doc/ Added an optional engine_delay parameter
          to work around potential engine instability problems for CIS models.

2005-10-21  Gerhard Jaeger <>

	* doc/plustek/Plustek-USB.changes: Update.
	* backend/plustek.c: Bumped build number.
	* backend/plustek-usbdevs.c: Fixed high-speed feature of
	  Canoscan D660U.

2005-10-20  Oliver Schwartz <>

	* backend/snapscan-scsi.c: Fixes for 16 bit 
	  quality calibration by Simon Munton

2005-10-18  Henning Meier-Geinitz <>

	* doc/descriptions/unsupported.desc: Added HP ScanJet 7650 and
	  UMAX Astra 2500.
	* doc/descriptions-external/brother2.desc: MFC-210C is reported to
	* NEWS: Created entry for sane-backends 1.0.17.

2005-10-17  Henning Meier-Geinitz <>

	* acinclude.m4 configure: Fixed check for libpthread functions.
	* tools/hotplug/libsane.usermap: Added Brother MFC 210C (from
	  Benjamin Mirza <>). 
	* doc/descriptions-external/epkowa.desc: Updated for iscan 1.17.0
	  (patch from Olaf Meeuwissen <>). Bug #302183.

2005-10-16  Henning Meier-Geinitz <>

	* AUTHORS: Marked Michael Herder as not active. No activity since
	  some time, most email addresses bounce, no response to
	  pings. Changed contact address to the only one that doesn't
	  directly bounce.
	* backend/artec_eplus48u.conf: Added support for UMAX AstraSlim
	  1200 SE (from Harq al-Ada <nadaban.bogdan at>).
	* doc/descriptions/artec_eplus48u.desc: UMAX AstraSlim
	  1200 SE is supported. Backend is unmaintained.
	* doc/descriptions/unsupported.desc: Added HP ScanJet
	  4850C. Removed UMAX AstraSlim 1200 SE.
	* backend/gt68xx.c backend/gt68xx_generic.c
	  doc/descriptions/gt68xx.desc doc/gt68xx/gt68xx.CHANGES: Minor
	  modifications to sheet-fed scanner support.
	* backend/mustek_usb2.c backend/mustek_usb2.h
	  backend/mustek_usb2_asic.c backend/mustek_usb2_asic.h
	  backend/mustek_usb2_high.c backend/mustek_usb2_high.h
	  backend/mustek_usb2_reflective.c backend/mustek_usb2_transparent.c
	  Removed typedefs for DWORD, WORD and so on. Used int, unsigned
	  short, ... directly in the code. 
	* AUTHORS configure backend/
	  backend/dll.conf backend/lexmark-x1100.c backend/lexmark.c
	  backend/lexmark.conf backend/lexmark.h doc/
	  doc/ tools/hotplug/libsane.usermap: Added lexmark
	  backend (from Fred Odendaal <>).
	* frontend/tstbackend.c: Added vendor "Lexmark".
	* doc/sane.tex: Added vendor "Lexmark". Used current date.
	* doc/descriptions-external/lexmark.desc
	  doc/descriptions/lexmark.desc: Moved to doc/descriptions. Added
	  "new" marker. Added manpage link. Updated version. Marked X1180
	  as "basic" according to man page.
	* doc/ Added lexmark backend.
	* backend/ doc/ tools/ Make
	  "make dist" work again.
	* acinclude.m4 configure include/sane/ Check for
	  pthread_cancel() and pthread_testcancel(). 

2005-10-15  Jochen Eisinger <>

	* doc/descriptions/mustek_pp.desc: add Medion MD9806 scanner as

2005-10-14  Oliver Schwartz <>

	* backend/snapscan-options.c backend/snapscan-scsi.c
	  backend/snapscan.c backend/snapscan-sources.c:
	  Fixes for 16 bit scan mode from Simon Munton

2005-10-11  Oliver Schwartz <>

	* backend/snapscan-options.c backend/snapscan-scsi.c
	  backend/snapscan.c backend/snapscan-sources.c:
	  Fixes for Epson 3490/3590 and 16 bit scan mode

2005-10-11  Stephane Voltz <>

	* backend/umax_pp.c: change sane_start semantic to allow for batch

2005-10-08  Henning Meier-Geinitz <>

	* doc/descriptions-external/mustek_a3p1.desc: Downgraded status to
	* doc/descriptions/mustek_usb2.desc: Added "new" marker.

2005-10-06  Henning Meier-Geinitz <>

	* doc/descriptions/unsupported.desc: Added HP ScanJet 3800c.
	* frontend/scanimage.c: Use correct size for fgets. Patch from
	  Antoine Jacoutot <>. 

2005-10-05  Mattias Ellert <>

	* backend/microtek2.c: Off-by-one error

2005-10-03  Henning Meier-Geinitz <>

	* AUTHORS acinclude.m4 configure backend/
	  backend/dll.conf backend/mustek_usb2.c backend/mustek_usb2.h
	  backend/mustek_usb2_asic.c backend/mustek_usb2_asic.h
	  backend/mustek_usb2_high.c backend/mustek_usb2_high.h
	  backend/mustek_usb2_reflective.c backend/mustek_usb2_transparent.c
	  doc/ doc/
	  Added mustek_usb backend which supports the Mustek BearPaw 2448
	  TA Pro. Changes of the code before inclusion to CVS can be found
	  in doc/mustek_usb2/mustek_usb2.CHANGES.
	* doc/ Added mustek_usb2. Added description for u12
	  backend. Added missing links to other backends.
	* doc/descriptions/mustek_usb2.desc: Moved from
	  descriptions-external. Updated.
	* PROJECTS: Removed link to BeOS (link goes to nowhere, SANE
	  website has links to projects). Removed link to wi32 port
  	  (included in SANE). Removed link to SaneTwain (listed on SANE
	* doc/ Updated to current doxygen
	  version. Output more C-friendly format.
	* include/sane/sanei.h include/sane/sanei_backend.h
	  include/sane/sanei_debug.h include/sane/sanei_pp.h
	  include/sane/sanei_usb.h: Fixed some bugs in doxygen
	  documentation. Added some comments.

2005-10-02  Gerhard Jaeger <>

	* doc/plustek/Plustek-USB.changes: Update.
	* backend/plustek.c: Bumped build number.
	* backend/plustek-usbdevs.c backend/plustek-usb.h: Updated motor
	  settings for Canoscan LiDE25, thanks to Stephan February 
	  <> for providing these values.

2005-10-02  Henning Meier-Geinitz <>

	* doc/descriptions/as6e.desc: Added Trust Easy Scan 9600 Plus (bug
	* backend/sharp.c: Fixed some compilation warnings (bug #300404).
	* AUTHORS: Fixed Rene Rebe's email address.
	* doc/descriptions/unsupported.desc: Removed Epson Perfection 4180
	  (supported by epkowa backend).
2005-10-01  Henning Meier-Geinitz <>

	* doc/descriptions-external/mustek_a3p1.desc
	  doc/descriptions/unsupported.desc: Added external mustek_a3p1
	  backend that supports Mustek P 3600 A3 Pro.
	* tools/ Added udev to list of directories that are
	  part of the distribution.
	* doc/descriptions.txt: Yet another "itsself".
	* backend/sp15c.c: Fixed some warnings (bug #302290).

2005-10-01  Julien Blache <>
	* doc/ Typo fix, s/itsself/itself/ from
	Alfie Costa.

2005-09-29  Eddy De Greef <eddy_de_greef at tiscali dot be>

	* backend/mustek_pp_cis.c: Minor bug fix: wrong model name was 
	  reported for 1200CP+ driver.

2005-09-29  Henning Meier-Geinitz <>

	* backend/gt68xx.c backend/gt68xx.conf backend/gt68xx_devices.c
	  backend/gt68xx_generic.c backend/gt68xx_generic.h
	  backend/gt68xx_high.c backend/gt68xx_low.c backend/gt68xx_low.h
	  doc/ doc/descriptions/gt68xx.desc
	  doc/gt68xx/gt68xx.CHANGES doc/gt68xx/gt68xx.TODO: 
	  Added support for Plustek OpticSlim M12 (untested). Based on patch
	  from Gerhard Jaeger <>. Fixed gt68xx homepage
	  links in man page. Changed minimum version of libusb to 0.1.8.
	* doc/descriptions/unsupported.desc: Removed Plustek OpticSlim M12.

2005-09-28  Oliver Schwartz <>

	* backend/snapscan-options.c backend/snapscan-scsi.c
	  backend/snapscan.c backend/snapscan.h:
	  Added 16 bit option for Epson scanners, untested.
	  Reenabled enhanced inquiry command for epson scanners.

2005-09-28  Julien Blache <>
	* tools/udev/ Don't print 0x when matching VID
	and PID.

2005-09-28  Julien Blache <>
	* tools/udev/ Added script to convert
	hotplug/libsane.usermap to a udev rules file. udev 070 + linux
	2.6.14 will deprecate hotplug.
	* tools/README: updated.

2005-09-28  Henning Meier-Geinitz <>

	* doc/descriptions-external/brother.desc: Removed duplicate entry.
	* doc/descriptions/genesys.desc: Added link to genesys homepage.

2005-09-26  Henning Meier-Geinitz <>

	* tools/sane-find-scanner.c: Print more clear output if no USB
	  scanners are found. Point to manual page. Warn if libusb support
	  hasn't been built.

2005-09-25  Henning Meier-Geinitz <>

	* doc/descriptions-external/lexmark.desc
	  doc/descriptions/unsupported.desc: Added external lexmark
	  backend. Moved Lexmark X11?? devices to lexmark.desc. Based on
	  patch from  Fred Odendaal <>.

2005-09-25  Oliver Schwartz <>

	* backend/snapscan-scsi.c: Removed debugging code for 
	  Epson scanners until a working solution has been found.               

2005-09-23  Henning Meier-Geinitz <>

	* README: Mention in addition to the listed libraries, their
	  header files are also neccessary. A missing usb.h is a common
	  problem when building SANE (--> no USB support).
	* configure Added warning message that's printed
	  when libusb or its header file is not available.
	* frontend/scanimage.c doc/ Added progress indicator
	  to scanimage (based on patch from Mario Goppold 
	  <>). Updated copyright information, added
	  links to sane-devel mailing list.
	* sanei/sanei_usb.c: Ignore EBUSY from usb_set_configuration. This
	  function fails, if a different interface of the same device is
	  claimed (e.g. by usblp).

2005-09-22  Mattias Ellert <>

	* backend/hp4200.c backend/umax.c backend/umax1220u.c
	  include/sane/sanei_pv8630.h sanei/sanei_pv8630.c:

2005-09-19  Frank Zago  <sane at>

	* backend/dc210.c backend/leo.c backend/matsushita.c
	  backend/sceptre.c backend/sp15c-scsi.h backend/sp15c.h
	  backend/teco1.c backend/teco2.c backend/teco3.c
	  include/sane/sanei_backend.h: Replaced __unused__ with 
	  __sane_unused__ to avoid a namespace conflict.

2005-09-18  Henning Meier-Geinitz <>

	* backend/gt68xx.c backend/gt68xx_high.c
	  doc/gt68xx/gt68xx.TODO: Fixed segfault that may happen with
	  Mustek ScanExpress A3 USB. 
	* doc/backend-writing.txt: Added some hints about number of
	* backend/mustek.conf doc/
	  doc/descriptions/mustek.desc: Mustek Paragon 600 II EP
	  works. Mentioned "parport0".
	* doc/descriptions/unsupported.desc: Added Canon PIXMA MP750.

2005-09-17  Mattias Ellert <>

	* README.darwin: New date for good libusb from CVS

2005-09-07  Mattias Ellert <>

	* acinclude.m4, configure: fix disabling of locking when the
	  locking user group does not exist

2005-09-07  Henning Meier-Geinitz <>

	* doc/descriptions/unsupported.desc: Added Genius ColorPage Slim

2005-09-07  Oliver Schirrmeister <>

	* backend/fujitsu.c: enabled dropoutcolor for all fi-* scanners.
	  Applied patch from Mario Goppold: Bugfixes for the M3092DCd     

2005-09-05  Henning Meier-Geinitz <>

	* po/ Updated Russian translation (from Vitaly
	  Lipatov <>).

2005-09-03  Oliver Schwartz <>

	* backend/snapscan.h backend/snapscan-scsi.c: (Hopefully) fixed
	  some debugging code for Epson scanners that only works after 
	  firmware upload.                  

2005-09-02  Henning Meier-Geinitz <>

	* doc/descriptions/unsupported.desc: Added Epson Perfection 4490
	* tools/hotplug/libsane.usermap: Added HP PSC 750.

2005-09-01  Henning Meier-Geinitz <>

	* backend/gt68xx.c backend/gt68xx_devices.c
	  backend/gt68xx_generic.c backend/gt68xx_high.c
	  doc/descriptions/gt68xx.desc doc/gt68xx/gt68xx.CHANGES: Genius
	  ColorPage Vivid 1200 X is reported to work. Genius ColorPage Vivid
	  4 XE seems to be the same as 4 X, it just doesn't have
	  buttons. Cleanup of .desc file. Fixed gain setting. Mustek
	  ScanExpress A3 USB 600 dpi color scanning works now. 
	* tools/check-usb-chip.c: Added detection for SQ113 chip
	  (e.g. Mustek BearPaw 2448 TA Pro).	

2005-08-31  Henning Meier-Geinitz <>

	* doc/descriptions/unsupported.desc: Removed Mustek 1800 A3 Pro
	  (this is actually a P3600 A3 Pro). 
	* doc/descriptions-external/mustek_usb2.desc: Mustek BearPaw 2448
	  TA Pro has status "good" now.
2005-08-30  Henning Meier-Geinitz <>

	* doc/descriptions/unsupported.desc: Removed Mustek BearPaw 2448
	  TA Pro (now supported by external Mustek USB2 backend). Added
	  comments about that backend to some other scanners that may be
	  supported later.
	* doc/descriptions-external/mustek_usb2.desc: New external Backend
	  for Mustek BearPaw 2448 TA Pro.

2005-08-29  Henning Meier-Geinitz <>

	* doc/descriptions/unsupported.desc: Canon LiDE 60 is GL841 based.

2005-08-28  Henning Meier-Geinitz <>

	* doc/descriptions/canon630u.desc: Changed status of Canon 636u
	  too "good".

2005-08-27  Henning Meier-Geinitz <>

	* doc/descriptions-external/brother2.desc: Brother MFC-5440CN is
	  reported to work (bug #302105).

2005-08-24  St~hane Voltz <>

	* backend/umax_pp.c backend/umax_pp_low.c tools/umax_pp.c: Added EPP
	  support for 610P, revision number changes

2005-08-23  Henning Meier-Geinitz <>

	* doc/descriptions/unsupported.desc: Added Canon LiDE 60. Reflecta
	  Digitdia 3600 is not GL841-based.

2005-08-22  St~hane Voltz <>

	* tools/check-usb-chip.c: Added rts8858c detection (Lexmark
	  X1100 series, Dell A920).

2005-08-22  Henning Meier-Geinitz <>

	* tools/hotplug/libsane.usermap: Added some Genius scanners. Fixed
	  Visioneer Onetouch 7300 USB. Added Plustek OpticSlim 2400.
	* README.openbsd: Mention problems with library names.

2005-08-22  Gerhard Jaeger <>

	* doc/plustek/Plustek-USB.changes: Update.
	* backend/plustek.c: Bumped build number.
	* backend/plustek-usb.c backend/plustek-usbscan.c: Fixed problem,
	  when trying to scan at resolutions beyond the optical one
	  (sensor stops too early).
	* tools/hotplug/libsane.usermap: Added USB ID for LiDE25.

2005-08-21  Henning Meier-Geinitz <>

	* doc/descriptions/microtek2.desc
	  doc/descriptions/unsupported.desc: Marked microtek2 backend as
	  unsupported. Changed link to point to old website directly. Listed
	  Microtek ScanMaker 9800XL as supported (bug #301515).
2005-08-21  Mattias Ellert <>

	* configure: Updated from libtool 1.5.18.

2005-08-20  Henning Meier-Geinitz <>

	* backend/gt68xx.c backend/gt68xx.conf backend/gt68xx_devices.c
	  backend/gt68xx_low.h doc/descriptions/gt68xx.desc
	  doc/gt68xx/gt68xx.CHANGES doc/gt68xx/gt68xx.TODO: 
	  Increased number limit of scanners that can work with this
	  backend to 50. Added support for Genius ColorPage Vivid 1200 X

2005-08-19  Henning Meier-Geinitz <>

	* configure Fixed check for usbcalls.h on OS/2
	  (patch from Paul Smedley <>).
	* backend/gt68xx.c backend/gt68xx_devices.c doc/descriptions/gt68xx.desc
	  doc/gt68xx/gt68xx.CHANGES: Enabled GT68XX_FLAG_NO_STOP for
	  Mustek BearPaw  2400 CU Plus. Some of these scanners don't seem
	  to like that command.
	* doc/descriptions/artec_eplus48u.desc: Disabled link to backend
	  homepage which doesn't seem to contain anything sane-related.

2005-08-19  Gerhard Jaeger <>

	* doc/plustek/Plustek-USB.changes: Update.
	* backend/plustek-usb.h backend/plustek-usbdevs.c: Removed obsolete
	  _WAF_BLACKFINE. LiDE20 does not seem to have a reliable black
	  calibration area, so the devices now will switch off the lamp
	  for dark calibration.
	* backend/plustek-usbcal.c backend/plustek-usbscan.c: Cleanup.
	* backend/plustek-usbshading.c: Fixed line statistics and added
	  calibration data output.
	* backend/plustek.c: Bumped build number.

2005-08-18  Henning Meier-Geinitz <>

	* backend/gt68xx.c backend/gt68xx_low.c backend/gt68xx_low.h
	  doc/ doc/descriptions/gt68xx.desc
	  doc/gt68xx/gt68xx.CHANGES doc/gt68xx/gt68xx.TODO:
	  Fixed the problem concerning scanning on *BSD. Scanning only
	  worked once (bug #300597). Fixed compilation warnings.

2005-08-17  Henning Meier-Geinitz <>

	* README: Min. libusb version is 0.1.8.

2005-08-17  Julien Blache <>

	* tools/hotplug/libsane.usermap: Added USB IDs for the
	  sm3600-supported scanners. If you know the exact model name
	  corresponding to the above IDs, please mail sane-devel:
	  0x05da/0x40b3, 0x05da/0x40b8,
	  0x05da/0x40ca, 0x05da/0x40dd, 0x05da/0x40ff

2005-08-16  Oliver Schwartz <>

	* backend/snapscan-scsi.c: Make compileable ;-)
	* backend/snapscan-options.c: Removed //-style comment

2005-08-16  Henning Meier-Geinitz <>
	* doc/descriptions/unsupported.desc: Added Canon PIXMA MP780 and
	  Lexmark P6250.
	* tools/sane-find-scanner.c: Don't print anything else but the
	  found messages in "-q" mode.
	* tools/check-usb-chip.c: Added check for combination of a
	  PowerVision PV8630 (USB->parport bridge) and National
	  Semiconductor LM9830 as used in the HP 4200. Fixed compilation
	  warning. Added check for Toshiba M011 chips as used in Microtek
	  ScanMaker 3600, 3700, and 3750.
	* configure backend/ backend/sm3600-scanusb.c
	  backend/sm3600-scanutil.c backend/sm3600.c backend/sm3600.h
	  doc/ doc/
	  Removed direct dependence of sm3600 on libusb. Used sanei_usb
	  instead. Based on patch from Fran~is Revol <>.
	  Updated documentation accordingly. Fixed compilation warnings.
2005-08-15  Oliver Schwartz <>

	* backend/snapscan.c: Bumped version number
	* backend/snapscan-scsi.c: Added temporary debug code for 2480/2580

2005-08-15  Oliver Schwartz <>

	* backend/snapscan.c backend/snapscan-options.c backend/snapscan-scsi.c
	  backend/snapscan.h doc/descriptions/snapscan.desc 
	  backend/snapscan.conf: Added support for Epson Perfection 3490/3590 
	  (thanks to Matt Judge).

2005-08-15  Gerhard Jaeger <>

	* doc/plustek/Plustek-USB.changes: Update.
	* doc/descriptions/plustek.desc: Updated version number.
	* backend/plustek.h. backend/plustek-usb.h backend/plustek-usbcalfile.c
	  backend/plustek-usbimg.c backend/plustek-usbmap.c
	  backend/plustek-usbdevs.c backend/plustek-usbscan.c: Cleanup.
	* backend/plustek.c: Bumped version and build number.
	  Activated IPC between reader-process and parent.
	* backend/plustek-usbio.c: usbio_DetectLM983x() now returns error if
	  register could not be red, usbio_ResetLM983x() checks for reg7 
	  value before writing.
	* backend/plustek-usbhw.c: Added button support for Plustek/Genius 
	  devices. Changed behaviour of usb_IsScannerReady().
	  Added special misc I/O setup for CIS devices (usb_ResetRegisters).
	* backend/plustek-usb.c: Minor fix for startup reset.
	  Removed unnecessary calls to usbio_ResetLM983x().
	* backend/plustek-usbshading.c: Readded kCIS670 to add 5% extra to 
	  LiDE20 fine calibration.
	* backend/plustek-usbcal.c: Tried to use the settings from SANE-1.0.13.
	  Added _TWEAK_GAIN to allow increasing GAIN during lamp coarse 
	  calibration. Added call to speedtest function.

2005-08-14  Henning Meier-Geinitz <>

	* Added Changelog-1.0.16 to DISTFILES.
	* backend/hp4200.c doc/
	  doc/descriptions/hp4200.desc: Enabled backtracking by
	  default. This is slower but avois bumping the scan head at the end
	  of the scan area and also missing parts of the scanned
	  image. Increased safety margin for backtracking. This fixes the
	  "garbled image" bug. Set default gamma value to 2. Manpage
	  update. Status set to "basic".
	* frontend/scanimage.c: Don't exit with error when trying to set
	  inactive options. This especially happens in connection with
	  geometry options and the v4l backend (bugs #300321, #301977).

2005-08-13  Henning Meier-Geinitz <>

	* doc/descriptions/niash.desc doc/descriptions/sm3840.desc:
	  Removed ":new".
	* AUTHORS configure backend/
	  backend/dll.conf backend/hp4200.c backend/hp4200.conf
	  backend/hp4200.h backend/hp4200_lm9830.c
	  backend/hp4200_lm9830.h doc/
	  doc/ doc/
	  doc/descriptions/hp4200.desc: Added hp4200 backend. Code from
	  Julien BLACHE's sane-backends-extras debian package, based on
	  Frank Zago's patches based on Adrian Perez Jorge's code. Fixed
	  compilation warnings. Fixed bug when no sane device was
	  given. Code indented by indent -gnu. Added man page.
	* doc/descriptions-external/hp4200.desc: Removed (backend is now
	* configure Moved CPPFLAGS definition down to avoid
	  problems with libtool tests for -fPIC.
2005-08-10  Gerhard Jaeger <>

	* backend/plustek_pp.c: Bumped build number.
	* backend/plustek_pp-genericio.c: Fixed bug, that causes ASIC96003/1
	  based devices to move their sensors too fast in lineart mode at
	  200 and 300dpi.
	* doc/plustek/Plustek-PARPORT.changes: Update.

2005-08-09  Henning Meier-Geinitz <>
	* sanei/sanei_usb.c: Minor fixes for usbcalls interface (patch
	  from Paul Smedley <>).
	* doc/descriptions/unsupported.desc: Added Hewlett-Packard Scanjet
2005-08-08  Gerhard Jaeger <>

	* acinclude.m4 configure: Locking feature will be disabled on OS/2
	  per default (according to Paul Smedley <>).
	* doc/plustek/Plustek-USB.changes: Update.
	* backend/plustek.c: Bumped build number.
	* doc/plustek/Plustek-USB.txt doc/descriptions/plustek.desc 
	  doc/ backend/plustek-usb.c backend/plustek-usbdevs.c:
	  Added support for CanoScan LiDE25.

2005-08-07  Oliver Schwartz <>

	* backend/snapscan.c: Use first known device if no explicit device name
	  is specified

2005-08-07  Henning Meier-Geinitz <>

	* configure Updated version. Enabled compilation
	* doc/releases.txt: Typo fix.
	* config.guess config.sub: Updated from libtool 1.5.18.
	* configure include/sane/
	  sanei/sanei_usb.c: Added support for usb functionality on OS/2
	  using the usbcalls interface (patch from Paul Smedley
	* sanei/sanei_usb.c: Fixed some compilation warnings.

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