Commit 11531d97 authored by Chris Bagwell's avatar Chris Bagwell

update README.windows to include mingw info.

parent e7f01c3b
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Add back the useful --disable-dynamic and
--disable-preload that appear to have been removed
at some point but are documented in README.
* README.windows: Update info to include mingw
references.
2011-11-07 Chris Bagwell <chris at cnpbagwell dot com>
* ltmain.sh: Disable sane's soname libtool hack for
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SANE on Cygwin/Win32
SANE on Windows
Prerequisites
=============
To be able to compile sane-backends, you need to have Cygwin installed,
with at least the following package(s):
- gcc
To be able to compile sane-backends, you need to have either Cygwin
or Mingw compilers and a suitable POSIX compatible environment.
You can get Cygwin at http://sources.redhat.com/cygwin/
You can get the Cygwin POSIX compatible environment for Windows
Windows and the Cygwin gcc compiler at http://www.cygwin.com
You can get the MSYS POSIX compatible environment for Windows and the
MinGW gcc compiler at http://www.mingw.org/wiki/MSYS
The scanner must be detected by Windows and not be disabled. Check
with the hardware manager.
......@@ -16,44 +19,47 @@ with the hardware manager.
Building
========
See general README for build basics. The autoconf script (configure) checks
for C++ compilers and misdetects CC (=cc = gcc) a a c++ compiler because of
the case-insensitive filesystem. If that happens, one work-around will be to
install a real C++ compiler.
See general README for build basics. If a given backend fails to
compile, you can use the BACKENDS variable to limit compilation
to backends your interested in:
./configure BACKENDS=epson2
Scanning
========
Configuring
===========
If you have more than one scanner, you should do the following:
- run sane-find-scanner to get the device name of the scanner. The
name is something like h0b0t6l0, meaning hba 0, bus 0, scsi id 6 and
lun 0.
name for scsi devices is something like h0b0t6l0, meaning hba 0, bus 0,
scsi id 6 and lun 0.
- edit the config file for the backend
(/usr/local/etc/sane.d/xxxx.conf) and add the scanner device name on
(/path/to/sane/etc/sane.d/xxxx.conf) and add the scanner device name on
an empty line.
Run "scanimage > out.pnm" to get a scan.
- Set environment variable SANE_CONFIG_DIR to point to the directory
where the config files are located.
xscanimage and XSane also work. xscanimage compiles and runs out of
the box. XSane 0.92 needs a couple build fixes.
Run "scanimage > out.pnm" to get a scan.
xscanimage ans XSane have been reported to compile and run in the past
under Cygwin.
Notes
=====
- Only SCSI and USB (with libusb-win32) scanners may work. No
FireWire/Parallel. The Cygwin libusb port is at
http://sourceforge.net/projects/libusb-win32.
- Only SCSI, USB (with libusb-win32), and network scanners may work. No
FireWire/Parallel. The Cygwin libusb port can be installed
with Cygwin setup.exe or can be compiled manually under cygwin
or mingw using the libusb-win32 port:
http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/libusb-win32/wiki
- Tested on Windows 2000 only. Should work on Windows NT/XP too;
may or may not work on Windows 95/98/ME.
- Tested on Windows XP, 7, and using Wine on Linux.
- Some scanners' backend may not work because of requirement not
supported by Cygwin.
supported by Cygwin or MinGW.
2004/02/07
Frank Zago.
2011/10/08
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