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A patch for Linux Scanner Server v1.2 Beta1

Oct 04, 2010, 11:02 (0 Talkback[s])
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"I just spent several days testing, fixing bugs, and adding features to Linux Scanner Server v1.2 Beta1. LSS is an easy way to share a non-networkable scanner through a web server. While the interface doesn't allow cropping like Xsane or Simple Scan it does support multiple file outputs, printing, and OCR through Tesseract. Development has stalled with the beta and I encountered some bugs when testing it on Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx). Instead of complaining about it, I fixed them.

"Bugs fixed/features added:

Noise in Apache logs caused by unquoted variables and non-critical stderr outputs from ls and rm.
Adding scanners would fail if the scanner name included a forward slash.
Multiple scanner support broken due to a lack of newlines between entries in the scanner.conf file.
No support for scanners connected via parallel-ports.

"I wanted to try to break the beta before deploying it to my clients and I did - as soon as I connected a second scanner. I decided to fix the bug even though none of my clients have more than one attached to any given system. I just happen to have a bunch of them on hand and, thanks to a local tech recycling center, I added a few more. Sane supports scanners connected to parallel ports but LSS doesn't so I decided to fix that, well, just because. Yes - I went out and paid money for more scanners including an obsolete parallel port Mustek model just to fix LSS."

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