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ChangeLog


2008/01/16	- Create the scanner group before running configure
		- Example of gpasswd to add a user to the group
		- Updated Slackware notes for 12.0
		- Clarified that hotplug is for older machines
		- Updated semi-seperate udev part
		- Elaborated on dll.conf and epson.conf
		- GOCR 0.41 -> 0.45
		- XSane 0.991 -> 0.995
Nov 30, 2006	- Also completely remove /etc/sane.d in the first part
		  (to avoid old, deprecated/removed config files)
		- Updated Slackware notes for 11.0
		- gocr 0.40 -> 0.41
Oct 9, 2006	- Added a part about udev
Aug 16, 2006	- sane-backends 1.0.17 -> 1.0.18
		- Fixed a typo in the path of libusbscanner
Jan 27, 2006	- xsane 0.99 -> 0.991
Jan 11, 2006	- Only run removepkg if it exists
		- Added --with-group=scanner to configure for sane-backends
		  (instead of the default: uucp), su before running
		  configure so the test works
		- Added --localstatedir=/var so lock files go into
		  /var/lock (instead of /usr/var/lock)
		- XSane 0.97 -> 0.99
Dec 21, 2005	- 1.0.16 -> 1.0.17
		- Updated tetex and xsane notes for Slackware 10.2
Sep 19, 2005	- sane-frontends 1.0.13 -> 1.0.14
		- Updated Slackware notes for 10.2
Sep 15, 2005	- Run chown -R root:root on the source directory only when
		  $UID = 0
		- Moved source directory (see note <a href="howtos.php?msd">here</a>)
		- sane-backends 1.0.15 -> 1.0.16
Mar 25, 2005	- root.root -> root:root
		- Removed make, gcc, binutils, fileutils/coreutils links
		- Updated Slack notes for 10.1
		- Changed md5sum to output OK (or not)
		- gocr 0.39 -> 0.40
		- xsane 0.96 -> 0.97
Dec 11, 2004	- Changed download URLs from ftp://ftp.mostang.com/ to
		  ftp://ftp.sane-project.org/
		- Added backup of /etc/sane.d
		- In the sane-backends section, updated the notes about libusb
		- In the sane-backends section, changed prerequisite link to
		  libusb from usbutils howto to my new libusb howto
		- In the sane-backends section, added pkg-config as a
		  prerequisite
		- sane-backends 1.0.14 -> 1.0.15
		- In the sane-backends section, updated tetex version to
		  include the version that Slackware 10.0 includes (the same
		  as 9.0 and 9.1)
		- In the sane-backends section, moved cleanup of old libsane
		  files to just before the run of 'make install'
		- sane-frontends 1.0.12 -> 1.0.13
Oct 7, 2004	- Remove blank lines from libsane.usermap, hotplug (2004-01-05)
		  doesn't like them
		- Updated a few other notes about usb and hotplug
		- Added a quick note about setting up the backend
Oct 6, 2004	- Added a link to the new libieee1284 howto
		- Updated prerequisites
		- Added --disable-translations to the configure line for
		  sane-backends (because I'm in the US and only read/write
		  English)
		- Added " or X.org" to the X prerequisite for sane-frontends
		- Changed the The Gimp prerequisite link for sane-frontends
		  to my howto (from it's home page)
		- Changed the installation prefix from the default (/usr/local)
		  to /usr so it'll be the same as the Slackware packages you
		  may be replacing
		- Added a blurb to the sane-backends section for setting
		  up hotplug for a USB scanner
		- xsane 0.93 -> 0.96
		- Added note about versions of xsane that come with Slack
		- On 2004-04-23, the author of Quiteinsane (a QT-based GUI for
		  SANE) wrote "Due to the ever growing threat caused by
		  software patents, I've decided to stop this open source
		  project."  So, I've removed Quiteinsane from the HOWTO.  If
		  you want the 0.10 tarball for some reason I have it here:
		  <a href="http://englanders.cc/pub/linux/misc/quiteinsane-0.10.tar.gz">http://englanders.cc/pub/linux/misc/quiteinsane-0.10.tar.gz</a>
		- Added note about using X-Sane's src/xsane-48x48.png as
		  a desktop icon
May 13, 2004	- sane-backends 1.0.13 -> 1.0.14
		- xsane 0.92 -> 0.93
Apr 19, 2004	- Replaced links from md5sum to textutils with links to
		  coreutils
		- I think I also updated sane-frontends to 1.0.12 on this
		  date, apparently I forgot to add the changelog entry
		  (I'm writing this on May 12th)
Mar 3, 2004	- gocr 0.38 -> 0.39
Mar 2, 2004	- Updated the tetex prereq link
		- Updated the libgphoto2 link to point to my gphoto howto
Jan 22, 2004	- gocr 0.37 -> 0.38
Nov 28, 2003	- Changed home page from www.mostang.com/sane to
		  www.sane-project.org
		- sane-backends 1.0.12 -> 1.0.13
		- Added md5sum verification of sane-backends and sane-frontends
		  tarballs
		- Remove old library files from /usr/local/lib too
		- Clean up old doc dirs (/usr/local/doc/sane-*) and remove
		  the .mo files that are installed (internationalization,
		  which I don't need)
		- Moved the Epson specific info (my scanner) to the web page
		  specifically about it (linked to at the top of the howto)
Oct 3, 2003	- Fix typo that had quiteinsane's tarball going into
		  ~/installed instead of ~/installed/sane
Sep 3, 2003	- Changed gtk+ link from it's home page to my howto
Aug 30, 2003	- Create ~/installed with mode 700
		- Added homepage links for prerequisites that didn't have any
		- Added 'removepkg sane', Slack has a sane package now
		- Added 'removepkg xsane', Slack has a xsane package now
		- Added --disable-ipv6 to sane's configure line (I don't use
		  IPv6, yet)
		- Updated note about setting SANE_DEFAULT_DEVICE
		- XSane 0.90 -> 0.92
Jul 10, 2003	- Updated libjpeg links to point to my howto
Jun 3, 2003	- sane-backends 1.0.11 -> 1.0.12
May 8, 2003	- First entry

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