[sane-devel] gscan2pdf

Jeffrey Ratcliffe jeffrey.ratcliffe at gmail.com
Fri Jun 28 05:34:51 UTC 2013

On 26 June 2013 19:03, Tiago Zaniquelli <ztiago at gmail.com> wrote:
> What is your opinion about gscan2pdf? Is it better than xsane? Is it
> easier to modify than xsane?

As I am the author of gscan2pdf, I am biased. However, I would say
that it depends what you are trying to do.

xsane is a general GTK+ frontend for libsane.

gscan2pdf is specifically aimed at producing multipage documents,
where scanning is part of a process which might include clean-up and
OCR steps.

In terms of ease of modification, it depends on what language you are
familiar with. I assume that xsane is written in C. gscan2pdf is in
Perl. I have tried to produce good quality code. At the moment, I am
working on releasing v1.1.4, which should satisfy Perl::Critic
severity 3. There is a large set of regression tests.

Horses for courses.



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