[sane-devel] Scanner Button Daemon [scanbd]: update and Chemnitzer Linux Tage CLT 2012

Wilhelm wilhelm.meier at fh-kl.de
Thu Feb 16 14:12:36 UTC 2012

Hi all,

just two things:

i)  some (mostly cosmetic) changes in trunk (all recent ArchLinux
     problems should be solved now :-)):

     svn co https://scanbd.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/scanbd/trunk

ii) scanbd will be at the Chemnitzer Linux Tage CLT 2012 at the booth of
     the KMUX-project ( http://www.kmux.de ), since it is part of the
     KMUX software-stack (KMUX aka "F/OSS für Kleine und
     Mittelständische Unternehmen" in german or small-business
     enterprise-system). Anybody interested in discussiong scanbd (or
     KMUX) is very welcome.

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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