Skanpage moved to kdereview

Albert Astals Cid aacid at
Sun Aug 8 22:12:11 BST 2021

El diumenge, 8 d’agost de 2021, a les 18:50:17 (CEST), Alexander Stippich va escriure:
> Hello everyone,
> Skanpage is now in kdereview. 
> Skanpage is a scanning application and originally a concept from Kåre Särs 
> from approx. 5 years ago. I started to work on it late last year and now 
> deemed it ready for a wider audience. 
> The main user-visible difference to the existing Skanlite is that it is 
> designed to be a dedicated multi-page scanning application with PDF export. 
> The main technical difference is that it is using QtQuick for its interface.
> My plan is to directly ask for Skanpage to be included in KDE Gear if possible 
> once it has passed kdereview.
> Skanpage needs the 21.08 KDE Gear release of libksane. A lot of work has been 
> done with the help of Kåre to untangle the QWidget-based KSaneWidget into a 
> separate KSaneWidget and a logic interface named KSaneCore, where only 
> the latter is used by Skanpage. The new KSaneCore component is released with 
> 21.08. In the future, it is planned to spin off the KSaneCore component into 
> its own library without any QWidget-dependency.
> Some features that are still missing from my point of view:
> - missing keyboard navigation
> - shortcut management
> - missing authentication for access-restricted devices
> - OCR (proof-of-concept available)
> - in the far future: a convergent interface for networked scanners on mobile 
> devices
> There are tons of errors  thrown when reselecting a scanner device. This seems 
> to be an issue with Kirigami.FormLayout and the bug is reported. Also, some 
> binding loops occur within the ScrollView, but the application still behaves.

Have you also reported the fact that disabled toolbar buttons look exactly like the enabled ones?


> So while certainly some features are still missing, I find Skanpage to be quite 
> useful already and an improvement over Skanlite for document scanning, 
> especially with ADF scanners.
> Best regards,
> Alex

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