Congratulations to everyone on the development team for this release, and Thank you!
I installed it tonight; everything is running smoothly so far.
I'm embarrassed to admit it, but I've found a workaround for the USB flatbed scanner problem I mentioned regarding 14.0RC2. (Note
: This particular Canon model is powered only via USB; it does not have a separate AC power supply / wall wart): http://www.salixos.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=4105&start=40
(Post # 7 down from top of page)
If you get the error message "No scanners detected", just try this:
[ Optional Step A.: Reboot your computer before doing steps # 1 and 2 ]
1). Unplug your scanner from the USB port.
2). Plug it back in.
You should now be able to start up Simple Scan or XSane and have them scan without problems. I did a test scan with each program; they both worked normally.
I'm not sure why this works, but it works on my system ...