[sane-devel] Scanner Button Daemon [scanbd]: Release 1.0

Wilhelm wilhelm.meier at fh-kl.de
Sun Dec 18 07:48:45 UTC 2011

Hi all,

actually I'm beginning to refactor the scanner button daemon in a 
radical way (making a port from C to C++). But the old cold base will 
fully maintained in the future (at least until the new code base has the 
same functionality as the old one).

As a consequence using the svn trunk would be now a bad way to provide 
the (stable) code to the users. So I created the releases/1.0 branch in 
the svn repository and now I urge all users to switch to this new path 
(or upcoming releases):

svn co https://scanbd.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/scanbd/releases/1.0

or using the file releases at sourceforge:


As usual the developement code is at:
svn co https://scanbd.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/scanbd/trunk

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) 
scanbuttond project.
Supported platforms: Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD


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