[sane-devel] Scanner Button Daemon [scanbd]: release 1.3

Wilhelm wilhelm.meier at fh-kl.de
Sun Jan 6 08:11:48 UTC 2013

Hi all,

I like to announce the new version 1.3 of scanbd, the scanner button 

This release is mostly a maintainers release as it restructures the 
layout of the source repository and adds support for autotools / 
configure. This makes compilation / integration much more simple. More 
documentation and helpful integration files (like systemd-config or 
startup for FreeBSD e.g.) for various platforms are added.

I would like to clearly mention that all the hard work was done by
Louis Lagendijk (louis at fazant.net)! Many thanks for his efforts and his 



svn co https://scanbd.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/scanbd/releases/1.3

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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