[sane-devel] Possible to rename network scanner?

Olaf Meeuwissen paddy-hack at member.fsf.org
Fri May 19 13:23:50 UTC 2017

Hi Curtis,

# Cc:ing sane-devel again.  No need to leave the rest out, is there?

Curtis Graham writes:

> I may be talking out of turn here but from a simple Noob User
> perspective. I would like to see these 5 Networked scanners in a GUI
> list like Printers in the System Settings.
> How nice that would be to pick your scanner and Rename it. Scanner 1,
> Scanner 2, Bob's Office ect.
> Pick which scanner you are using from a drop down list on the Frontend.

I hear you, even though I am not a GUI guy.  Usability is not exactly
one of the SANE standard's strong points after about 20 years of
stagnation.  Things have changed (a lot!) and the standard hasn't kept

> Once again from a Noobs perspective. I have no idea how complicated this
> would be to create, but I will say that setting up my non supported
> wireless printer was 10x easier to setup than my supported wireless
> scanner (all-in-one)

What you want is not at all unreasonable but unless someone steps up to
do the Hard Work(tm), it ain't gonna happen.

# Not suggesting that you should be the one to step up.
# Not sure I want to either ... but maybe I should ... then again ...

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