Package iscan-free: Information

Source package: iscan-free
Version: 2.20.0-alt6
Build time:  Feb 12, 2019, 10:02 PM in the task #221218
Category: Graphics
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License: GPL v2 or later; LGPL v2.1 or later
Summary: Free Image Scan Version with epkowa Driver for Epson Scanners
Description: 
This version of the Image Scan for Linux software contains only free
software. The proprietary binary-only i386-only "libesint*" driver
libraries are available in the separate package
iscan-proprietary-drivers.

The "esfw*.bin" firmware files are available in the separate package
iscan-firmware.

The proprietary binary-only i386-only "libesmod" library is removed
from this package. It is required by the "/usr/bin/iscan" front-end.
This package is built without the front-end.

This package contains only the epkowa back-end for SANE, which compiles
and runs natively even on non-i386 platforms. For documentation, see
"man sane-epkowa".

Drawbacks:

The free version of the epkowa back-end cannot work for those scanners
that require proprietary binary-only i386-only libraries, available in
the separate package iscan-proprietary-drivers. At the moment, those
scanners are the following models:

Perfection 1250 / GT-7200U, Perfection 1250 PHOTO, Perfection 1260 /
GT-7300U, Perfection 1260 PHOTO, Perfection 2480 PHOTO / GT-F500,
Perfection 2580 PHOTO / GT-F550, Perfection 3170 PHOTO / GT-9400UF,
Perfection 3490 PHOTO / GT-F520, Perfection 3590 PHOTO / GT-F570,
Perfection 4180 PHOTO / GT-F600, Perfection 4490 PHOTO / GT-X750,
Perfection V10 / GT-S600, Perfection V100 PHOTO / GT-F650, Perfection
V200 PHOTO / GT-F670, Perfection V350 PHOTO / GT-F700, Stylus CX4300,
Stylus CX4400, Stylus CX5500, Stylus CX5600, Stylus DX4400.

Those models do not work with the free iscan version. They require the
original iscan package and the iscan-proprietary-drivers package, which
are only available for i386-compatible platforms.

Some scanners require proprietary firmware files that are available in
the package iscan-firmware. At the moment, those scanners are the
following models:

Perfection 2480 PHOTO / GT-F500, Perfection 2580 PHOTO / GT-F550,
Perfection 3170 PHOTO / GT-9400UF, Perfection 3490 PHOTO / GT-F520,
Perfection 3590 PHOTO / GT-F570, Perfection 4180 PHOTO / GT-F600,
Perfection 4490 PHOTO / GT-X750, Perfection V10 / GT-S600, Perfection
V100 PHOTO / GT-F650, Perfection V200 PHOTO / GT-F670, Perfection V350
PHOTO / GT-F700.

The front-end /usr/bin/iscan was removed because it requires the
proprietary binary-only i386-only "libesmod" library. This should cause
no problem because the back-end epkowa runs now natively even on
non-i386 platforms so that all the usual front-ends (like scanimage,
xscanimage, xsane, and kooka) can be used even on non-i386 platforms.

Authors:
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    Noriyuki Sasaki
    Peter J. Schretlen
    Olaf Meeuwissen
    Narihiro Matsukuma
    Ross Boylan
    Tobias Kramer
    Dirk O. Siebnich

List of rpms provided by this srpm:
iscan-free (x86_64, i586)
iscan-free-debuginfo (x86_64, i586)

Maintainer: Vitaly Lipatov

List of contributors:
Vitaly Lipatov
Lenar Shakirov

    1. gcc-c++
    2. libgtk+2-devel
    3. libpng-devel
    4. libjpeg-devel
    5. libtiff-devel
    6. libusb-compat-devel
    7. libsane-devel
    8. rpm-macros-intro-conflicts
    9. libltdl7-devel

Last changed


June 24, 2018 Vitaly Lipatov 2.20.0-alt6
- fix build on i586
Dec. 5, 2017 Vitaly Lipatov 2.20.0-alt5
- fix /var/lib/lib/iscan (add rpm-macros-intro-conflicts)
July 1, 2016 Vitaly Lipatov 2.20.0-alt4
- drop dpkg require