Re: Gnome and scan UI.
- From: Étienne Bersac <bersace03 free fr>
- To: gnome-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Gnome and scan UI.
- Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2006 22:21:00 +0100
[Resent to the whole list]
Thank you for your interest.
GnomePrint ship a cool dialog widget to launch a printing job. We
should have a dialog widget acquiring at least picture (especially
photos). We should even ship a dialog to import multipage document
into one text with gocr. This is a pretty good feature for Abiword.
To say about design it's probably better to
have an app then a library since I don't see much reusable points in
I have source of xsane to see an implementation of a sane frontend
but the code is not commented enough, this program is intend to be
multiplatform and do not use libglade. Nevertheless, key features
like crop picture before scanning and other such as fax and e-mailing
can easyly be imported.
Of course, application can be modular enough and
contain internal libraries. It's just interesting to know, is it
possible to do the changes in xsane itself or at least reuse some
We should start simple. A tiny application with good code hierarchy
will be a first step toward a shared library. Just think to what mead
GTK : The Gimp ToolKit :)
I never heard about libsane binding in other language than C. I wanna
learn glib programming, gobject and gtype manipulation etc. writing
this library in C is the promess to have a easy portable and
"bindable" library. I like C programming :)
Of course, you might also consider using different language then
C, that will make development much faster.
And, if you have some questions about GNOME programming, feel free to
ask here or on gnome-love list.
I will remember :)
For the conception aspect. I'm currently playing with libsane,
libglade and try to plan what is the basis of scan frontend. Maybe
discussions with Oliver Rauch (the great xsane developer) will help.
At the present, I wonder what is the infrastructure that allow
development of library such as libgnomeprint and so on. Wiki ? ML ?
IRC ? Jabber ? Single developer in each corner ? Don't know. "Welcome
to the open source world !" :)
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