Skanpage moved to kdereview
a.stippich at gmx.net
Wed Aug 11 20:20:17 BST 2021
On Sonntag, 8. August 2021 23:12:11 CEST Albert Astals Cid wrote:
> El diumenge, 8 d’agost de 2021, a les 18:50:17 (CEST), Alexander Stippich va
> > 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?
Done. Seems also to affect others.
Actually hadn't actively noticed since the icons do get grayed out, but the
text certainly isn't.
> > 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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