[MIR] simple-scan

Bug #511170 reported by Martin Pitt
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Binary package hint: simple-scan

We want to replace xsane with simple-scan in the default installation (https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/desktop-lucid-document-scanning).

Several people (including me) succesfully tested the package, I am now using it as my primary scanning tool.

I still need to check the MIR requirements.

Martin Pitt (pitti)
Changed in simple-scan (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Martin Pitt (pitti)
status: New → Incomplete
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Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

I verified that simple-scan meets the https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuMainInclusionRequirements . Robert Ancell (desktop team member) is upstream and packager, currently zero bug reports in Ubuntu and Debian.

Changed in simple-scan (Ubuntu):
assignee: Martin Pitt (pitti) → Loïc Minier (lool)
status: Incomplete → New
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Loïc Minier (lool) wrote :
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First of all, I find the app great; I don't know yet whether it works well with my scanner, but I will definitely try it out (I usually access my scanner over its crappy HTTP interface) -- my scanner definitely shows up in the list, but it's off and I have nothing to scan right now (and I'm lazy). Will try it out next time I do some expenses. :-)

Is there a bzr branch for simple-scan where I could contribute fixes? It has no Vcs-Bzr. An upstream project to host tarballs for Debian would be nice too.

Description is way too short; I propose:
Description: GNOME scanning utility
 simple-scan is a GNOME simple scanning utility for photos, or text.
 .
 Scans may be cropped, rotated, and then either saved, emailed, or
 printed.
 .
 simple-scan will work with all "SANE" supported scanners.

copyright is empty but should mention GPL.

I get this warning at runtime:
WARNING: Unhandled message: interface=org.freedesktop.DBus.Introspectable, path=/, member=Introspect

Would be nice to build with --as-needed or avoid the extra deps:
dpkg-shlibdeps: warning: dependency on libz.so.1 could be avoided if "debian/simple-scan/usr/bin/simple-scan" were not uselessly linked against it (they use none of its symbols).
dpkg-shlibdeps: warning: dependency on libatk-1.0.so.0 could be avoided if "debian/simple-scan/usr/bin/simple-scan" were not uselessly linked against it (they use none of its symbols).
dpkg-shlibdeps: warning: dependency on libfontconfig.so.1 could be avoided if "debian/simple-scan/usr/bin/simple-scan" were not uselessly linked against it (they use none of its symbols).
dpkg-shlibdeps: warning: dependency on librt.so.1 could be avoided if "debian/simple-scan/usr/bin/simple-scan" were not uselessly linked against it (they use none of its symbols).
dpkg-shlibdeps: warning: dependency on libpthread.so.0 could be avoided if "debian/simple-scan/usr/bin/simple-scan" were not uselessly linked against it (they use none of its symbols).
dpkg-shlibdeps: warning: dependency on libpango-1.0.so.0 could be avoided if "debian/simple-scan/usr/bin/simple-scan" were not uselessly linked against it (they use none of its symbols).
dpkg-shlibdeps: warning: dependency on libgmodule-2.0.so.0 could be avoided if "debian/simple-scan/usr/bin/simple-scan" were not uselessly linked against it (they use none of its symbols).
dpkg-shlibdeps: warning: dependency on libpangocairo-1.0.so.0 could be avoided if "debian/simple-scan/usr/bin/simple-scan" were not uselessly linked against it (they use none of its symbols).
dpkg-shlibdeps: warning: dependency on libfreetype.so.6 could be avoided if "debian/simple-scan/usr/bin/simple-scan" were not uselessly linked against it (they use none of its symbols).
dpkg-shlibdeps: warning: dependency on libpangoft2-1.0.so.0 could be avoided if "debian/simple-scan/usr/bin/simple-scan" were not uselessly linked against it (they use none of its symbols).

.pot is updated during build, so that's fine.

Please build-dep on gconf2 for gconftool-2 (AM_GCONF_SOURCE_2).

Would be nice to subscribe the desktop team bug contact to simple-scan, and/or Robert.

Using Debian version numbers with lucid uploads when the pa...

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Changed in simple-scan (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
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Loïc Minier (lool) wrote :

Debian package has an updated description too.

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Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote : Re: [Bug 511170] Re: [MIR] simple-scan

Hello Loic,

thanks for the review!

Loïc Minier [2010-01-24 13:46 -0000]:
> Is there a bzr branch for simple-scan where I could contribute fixes?

Not a packaging one, but of course there's lp:simple-scan (upstream
trunk).

> It has no Vcs-Bzr. An upstream project to host tarballs for Debian
> would be nice too.

There is: https://launchpad.net/simple-scan has both upstream tarballs
as well as code, bugs, etc.

> Description is way too short; I propose:

Synced 0.8.1-2 from Debian, which has a good description...

> copyright is empty but should mention GPL.

... and has this fixed, too. It also has a manpage.

> I get this warning at runtime:
> WARNING: Unhandled message: interface=org.freedesktop.DBus.Introspectable, path=/, member=Introspect

I get this with other programs as well (such as cups' test suite); I'm
not sure it's simple-scan's fault, it does not provide a D-Bus
service.

> Would be nice to build with --as-needed or avoid the extra deps:

I filed bug 512048 to track this.

> Using Debian version numbers with lucid uploads when the package is also
> in Debian sounds like a very bad idea. Different 0.8.1-1 were uploaded
> to lucid and Debian.

I agree. It's synced with Debian now, so that's "fixed".

I think this addresses most of your concerns, and thus should be good
now?

 status new
--
Martin Pitt | http://www.piware.de
Ubuntu Developer (www.ubuntu.com) | Debian Developer (www.debian.org)

Changed in simple-scan (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
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Loïc Minier (lool) wrote :

> It has no Vcs-Bzr. An upstream project to host tarballs for Debian
> would be nice too.

=> sorry, I meant to refer to the absence of a debian/watch file here, and no download link was mentioned in the Ubuntu debian/copyright; oddly, the Debian copyright refers to http://people.ubuntu.com/~robert-ancell/simple-scan/ instead of the launchpad project downloads. It does have a watch file too, pointing to the same location as copyright.

It's absolutely fine to go in after the sync now; thanks. It would still be nice to subscribe relevant people to bugs.

Changed in simple-scan (Ubuntu):
status: New → In Progress
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Loïc Minier (lool) wrote :

(Approved.)

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Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Thanks for the review. I seeded and promoted the package now.

Robert, can you please subscribe to bugs?

Changed in simple-scan (Ubuntu):
assignee: Loïc Minier (lool) → nobody
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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Robert Ancell (robert-ancell) wrote :

subscribed now

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