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
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."