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SANE

SANE stands for "Scanner Access Now Easy" and is an application programming interface (API) that provides standardized access to any raster image scanner hardware (flatbed scanner, handheld scanner, video and still cameras, framegrabbers, etc.). The SANE standard is public domain and its discussion and development are open to everybody. The source code is written for UNIX (including Linux) and is available under the GPL, but commercial applications and backends are welcome. The package contains the libraries, net support, and scanimage. The X frontends xscanimage and xcam can be found in sane-frontends.

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Release Notes: Significant enhancements were made to pixma, genesys, kodakaio, fujitsu, and canon_dr. Minor updates, bugfixes, and scanners were added in several backends. A new test suite was included. 51 new scanner models are supported. USB support was improved. The build system was improved (mingw64, bugfixes, and default pthread on Linux). Documentation was updated and bugs were fixed.

Release Notes: New backends were provided for kvs40xx (Panasonic KV-S40xx) and kodakaio (Kodak AiO ESP and Hero). Significant enhancements were made to several backends. 30 new scanner models are supported. V4L support was improved. Build improvements were made on multiple platforms. udev rules were improved. The software deskew algorithm was updated. Documentation was updated and bugs were fixed.

Release Notes: New backends were added for kvs20xx (Panasonic KV-S20xx) and magicolor (Konica-Minolta). Significant enhancements were made to several backends. More than 80 new scanner models are supported. Many more networked scanners are supported. The -A option was added to scanimage. The build system was improved. USB support was improved. The udev rules were improved. Documentation updates were made. Bugs were fixed.

Release Notes: New backends: kodak (Kodak i18xx), kvs1025 (Panasonic KV-S10xx), and p5 (Primax PagePartner). 224 more scanner models are supported. Many backends have been updated. Improved compilation on uncommon platforms. More consistent option naming. Scanimage no longer writes image to TTY. A modern translation infrastructure. An improved saned network daemon. Internal SCSI, USB, threading, TCP, and UDP code updates. Updated HAL and udev support. A new sanei_magic image processing library. Documentation updates. Bugfixes.

  •  04 May 2009 03:53

Release Notes: This release adds four new backends: canon_dr (Canon DR-series), coolscan3 (Nikon LS & Coolscan), rts8891 (Umax & HP 44xx), and xerox_mfp (Samsung/Xerox/Dell MFPs). It updates most of the existing backends. 75 more scanner models are supported, including several stand-alone networked units. There is a new build system and Avahi support. HAL and udev support are updated, particularly with SCSI scanners. Improved saned configuration for use with firewalls. Epson and coolscan2 backends are deprecated; use epson2 and coolscan3 respectively. There are numerous bugfixes, updates, and enhancements.

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12 Jan 2003 14:55 hmg

Anonymous CVS server not working
Currently the SANE anonymous CVS server doesn't work. Use the latest pre version from the website instead.

03 Dec 2001 15:19 hmg

Re: SANE webserver down
There is now also a temorary mirror (www.xsane.org/sane/) of www.mostang.com at xsane.org.

03 Dec 2001 09:18 hmg

SANE webserver down
The SANE main server www.mostang.com (=ftp.mostang.com = panda.mostang.com) has lost its network connection because of the excite@home cable network shutdown since 2001-12-01. It can take some days to get it online again. News about the status will be posted to: www.meier-geinitz.de/s... (www.meier-geinitz.de/s...). A mirror of the FTP server is: gd.tuwien.ac.at/hci/sane/ (gd.tuwien.ac.at/hci/sane/).

12 Mar 2001 21:19 spicyjack

Re: rpms needed (SANE src compile probs w/ v1.00)

> mostang.com (which seems to be the
> homepage for SANE,
> has been down (and not in DNS) since
> at least saturday early.
>
> Cached mail archives indicate that my
> problem compiling v1.00 can be solved by
> using 1.01, but I haven't found
> any cache or mirrors of that distro.
>
> If there is a new home for SANE, or if
> someone has a copy
> 1.00 they can put up and send me the
> url, I would greatly
> appreciate it.

SANE has switched IP's as of Mar. 12th 2001, and DNS is not updated yet. The IP of the webserver is 24.1.107.201, but if you want it to work (it calls images by domain names that don't exist), add these two hosts to your /etc/hosts file:

24.1.107.201 panda.mostang.com

24.1.107.201 www.mostang.com

There's a mirror of the source here at gd.tuwien.ac.at/hci/sane/ (gd.tuwien.ac.at/hci/sane/) that worked for me, and another at ftp.u-aizu.ac.jp/pub/m... (ftp.u-aizu.ac.jp/pub/m...) that I did not try. Good Luck.

11 Mar 2001 19:00 mcadder

Re: rpms needed (SANE src compile probs w/ v1.00)
mostang.com (which seems to be the homepage for SANE,
has been down (and not in DNS) since at least saturday early.

Cached mail archives indicate that my problem compiling v1.00 can be solved by using 1.01, but I haven't found
any cache or mirrors of that distro.

If there is a new home for SANE, or if someone has a copy
> 1.00 they can put up and send me the url, I would greatly
appreciate it.

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