Bug#695435: ITP: scanbd -- scanner button daemon acting on events such as button presses, etc.
Owner: Rolf Leggewie <firstname.lastname@example.org>
* Package name : scanbd
Version : 1.2.1
Upstream Author : Wilhelm Meier <email@example.com>
* URL : http://sf.net/projects/scanbd
* License : GPL v2 or later
Description : scanner button daemon acting on events such as button presses, etc.
"scanbd is a scanner button daemon. It polls the scanner buttons looking
for buttons pressed or function knob changes or other scanner events as
paper inserts / removals and at the same time allows also
scan-applications to access the scanners. If buttons are pressed, etc.,
various actions can be submitted (scan, copy, email, ...) via action
scripts. The function knob values are passed to the action-scripts as
well. Scan actions are also signaled via dbus. This can be useful for
foreign applications. Scans can also be triggered via dbus from foreign
applications. On platforms which support signaling of dynamic device
insertion / removal (libudev, dbus, hal) scanbd supports this as well.
scanbd can use all sane-backends or some special backends from the (old)
I'm at a very early stage of evaluating scanbd for my needs. I may end up
not using the software, but I still wanted to make it known out there that
I'm interested and working on it. I'm cc'ing Jakub who has an open ITP
for scanbuttond which seems to be stalled upstream for about two years now
and apparently superseded by scanbd. I welcome collaboration by Jakub and
anyone else interested.
I'll probably publish some WIP work at http://anonscm.debian.org/gitweb/?p=collab-maint/scanbd.git