KScannerButtons 0.9.5

KScannerButtons is a daemon plus a KDE application for monitoring your scanner buttons.
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KScannerButtons is a daemon plus a KDE application for monitoring your scanner buttons:

Perform a copy with one button press,
Send a paper document via email,
Open a paper document in gimp with one button press...

It's composed of a daemon (sanebuttond) and a frontend that will display an icon in the systray and a dialog box to configure and launch the daemon, KScannerButtons.kmdr.

KScannerButtons is based on the button monitoring capabilities found in some SANE backends. It has been tested with the avision backend, and a HP 5300C scanner. I read on some mailing lists that the fujitsu backend may also support buttons monitoring (but never tested).

The daemon may be used outside of the KDE environment (I should release it separately).



What's New in This Release:

Graphical interface
· added a button to refresh the list of scanners
· translated into spanish thanks to Jonathan Bravo Lopez
· translated into czech and brazilian portuguese thanks to Carlos Laué

· works also with hp3900 backend! (thanks to Jonathan Bravo Lopez)
· works also with the plustek backend! (thanks to Carlos Laué & Klaus Layer)

Command line
· add --help and --debug options to sane-nb-buttons. --debug will help at knowing the way the various backends handle the buttons.
· the test script path was not taken from the configuration. fixed. Improve this script.
· add information about using from the command line, debugging and testing new backends in README
· The daemon script is now located in ~/.kscannerbuttons
· Reworked the Makefile: "make install" now install the files in "standard" places. An icon is created in the K menu, under "Graphics" (/usr/share/applnk/Graphics/). "make kdeinstall" still exists.
· it was sometimes necessary to plug/unplug the scanner after stoping the daemon from the GUI. fixed.

last updated on:
May 29th, 2007, 4:35 GMT
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
developed by:
Jean-Christophe Cardot
ROOT \ Multimedia \ Graphics
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