[Tellico-users] Tellico bug in Search facility

Sebastian Held sebastian.held at gmx.de
Thu Aug 12 21:03:47 UTC 2010

Hi Amanda,

The barcode scanning code is tested with exactly one webcam: mine.
This damn webcam no longer works with current kernels (gspca driver issue...), 
but it worked great.
It seems no one is using this, so improving the code was not worth it.

The multiple ISBN lookup works -- tested one minute ago. Tellico 2.3svn.


Am Donnerstag, 12. August 2010, 20:10:09 schrieben Sie:
> Thank you Sebastian.
> We managed to work out that it tries to read the barcode and fill in the
> ISBN number to search for, but does not seem happy and mostly gets the
> wrong number, possibly webcam not great on these little netbooks.  Plus
> getting random numbers in response to user moving infront of the webcam
> and so on.
> Would you like another issue?  The multiple ISBN lookup only finds the
> first number on the list each time and reports the others as not found. 
> This is a shame because I hoped it would really speed up data entry.
> Maybe I should say that I like the basic data entry and display in Tellico,
> or you will think I have nothing but complaints!
> Cheers,
> Amanda
> --- On Wed, 11/8/10, Sebastian Held <sebastian.held at gmx.de> wrote:
> From: Sebastian Held <sebastian.held at gmx.de>
> Subject: Re: [Tellico-users] Tellico bug in Search facility
> To: tellico-users at kde.org
> Cc: "AMANDA CHANDLER" <amandachandler862 at btinternet.com>
> Date: Wednesday, 11 August, 2010, 16:45
> Am Dienstag, 10. August 2010, 20:45:27 schrieb AMANDA CHANDLER:
> > Hi there.
> > I have a problem with the ISBN Search
> > function in this package. When I run this on Ubuntu 10.4 netbook
> > edition, running on an ASUS Eee PC 900, it has a couple of
> > interesting extra features which I am not sure are intentional:
> > a) it activates my webcam and opens a
> > new window showing me myself in the webcam, with no controls or
> > options available to close the window or switch off the webcam (which
> > is off by default on my system). It does this not only when the
> > dialogue box opens but again if you change the search e.g. to/from
> > ISBN.com.
> > b) when you fill in the ISBN number and
> > click "search", sometimes instead of finding the book, even
> > when a valid number is entered which is found on other occasions, it
> > re-displays the screen with some apparently random ISBN number and
> > repeatedly searches and changes the number on its own.
> > Hope this information is enough for you
> > to track down the bug.
> > Yours faithfully,
> > A J Chandler
> Hi,
> this is not a bug, it's a feature ;)
> The webcam is used to scan for barcodes.
> This feature is experimental und needs to be enabled _explicitly_ during
> compile time.
> I'm not sure, if it can be disabled without recompiling.
> Sebastian

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