Use gscan/gnomescan backend

Bug #483669 reported by Robert Ancell
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Simple Scan
Won't Fix

Bug Description

Use the gnomescan backend instead of the SANE.
This application is currently using SANE because:
- There had previously been problems with gnomescan so using SANE was more guaranteed to work
- Documentation on gnomescan was not easy to find

Changed in simple-scan:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
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Étienne BERSAC (bersace) wrote :


I have no time to maintain GNOME Scan for now. You're welcome to contribute :). 0.7.1 have good "scan job" API. Don't hesitate to ask for help.


summary: - Use gnomescan backend
+ Use gscan/gnomescan backend
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dcelasun (dcelasun) wrote :

Simple Scan should remain DE-independent. Switching to gnomescan would bring several unnecessary dependencies. Besides, what's wrong with having SANE as the backend?

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papukaija (papukaija) wrote :

Gnome dependencies aren't probably very welcome to X/Lubuntu users...

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Milan Bouchet-Valat (nalimilan) wrote :

What dependencies are you talking about? GNOME doesn't mean anything in terms of dependencies, it's just a scary strawman. gnome-scan depends on very common things: GLib/GIO, GTK, Cairo, fontconfig, gegl, GIMP libs (and GConf, but it's going to die in favor of GLib's GSettings anyway).

So it's really not pulling the whole GNOME desktop. Don't be fooled by the names - and please avoid this kind of reflex reaction against other projects.

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Michael Nagel (nailor) wrote :

Is this still an issue? gnome-scan seems completely stale/dead/deserted to me, while sane is still alive and well.
This should be reviewed when gnome-scan is ready, and that could take a while or might happen never at all...

Can I close this?

Changed in simple-scan:
assignee: nobody → Robert Ancell (robert-ancell)
status: Triaged → Incomplete
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Robert Ancell (robert-ancell) wrote :

Sure, close it.

Changed in simple-scan:
assignee: Robert Ancell (robert-ancell) → nobody
Michael Nagel (nailor)
Changed in simple-scan:
status: Incomplete → Won't Fix
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