[sane-devel] Front end that respects SANE_INFO_RELOAD_PARAMS and SANE_INFO_INEXACT?

Kåre Särs kare.sars at kolumbus.fi
Mon Apr 28 06:57:45 UTC 2008

On Monday 28 April 2008, Rob Sims wrote:
> xsane appears to ignore the flags most of the time (the flag pointer is
> null), so it won't reload options when needed.  quiteinsane segfaults.
> kooka doesn't present most options.
> The Nikon Coolscan 9000 changes fundamental parameters, including
> scannable area and number of frames, based on the inserted film holder.
> If the holder is not loaded when xsane is started, nothing works, let
> alone using different holders.
> What free front end will expose all the driver options and respect the
> sane_control_option return flags?
> I also found that xsane will set the depth to 8 bits even if 8 bits is
> not listed as a supported resolution in the option.

Skanlite could be it :)

Skanlite is not yet officially released, but should be released as part of KDE 
extragear by the end of next week along with KDE 4.0.4.

If you want to test it immediately you can check it out from KDE svn:
svn co svn://anonsvn.kde.org/home/kde/trunk/extragear/libs/libksane/
svn co svn://anonsvn.kde.org/home/kde/trunk/extragear/graphics/skanlite/

(Skanlite uses libksane which is soon moving to kdegraphics)

Kåre Särs

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