Papermerge - Scan & OCR
marcusquinn last edited by
"Open Source Document Management System for Digital Archives
Designed for scanned documents. Perfect software that will help you reduce paper clutter and keep your business organised."
The OCR looks decent and maybe better for personal use than MayanEDMS, which also looks excellent.
I can see it being a good pairing with Invoice Ninja / Firefly III.
I have begun to package this today. Hope to have something for comment in the next few days.
@doodlemania2 I've got this thing to a heartbeat status but it has lots of dependencies flying around - trying another approach to packaging to squash em. Will advise on first checkin.
@doodlemania2 Some progress - I'm checked in here (link). Do NOT try to run this - it will go kaboom. I've got to work with the author some to see if we can move mod_wsgi, try an embedded apache (in python's virtual environment) and a few other things.
Anyways, if you happen to know python, django, virtualenv - dive in and contribute! If not, I'll keep you all posted as things come together.
robi last edited by
@doodlemania2 there are many things better than apache, and you can test without it..
Can also see about uWSGI.
still stuck but still tinkering - can't get past the app REALLY wanting r+w access to where it's installed. Might TRY to install it to /app/data just to get unstuck even though I know that's poop
marcusquinn last edited by
@doodlemania2 V annoying when apps want to write data to their own directory and quite bad practice from a security point as executable code directories shouldn't be writable by anything other than the deployment process. That sounds like an upstream issue to report, maybe suggest a feature for a config setting for the write paths.
@marcusquinn I've spoken with author - he's sympathetic but appears quite focused on iterative development of features. Don't blame him at all, just a different focus.
@doodlemania2 did you have any comparison between papermerge and paperless-ng ? It seems you have started focusing on the latter. Was it just because of packaging issues?
jdaviescoates last edited by
comparison between papermerge and paperless-ng ?
I tend to do this in the first instance
Looks like Papermerge has the edge on paper but not a lot in it.
@girish papermerge was indeed more difficult to package, but also, i really enjoy the auto processing in paperless much more. i didn't do any scientific tests, of course, but after working with both - it fit my needs. I now have an app with about 10K scanned docs on it, all OCRd, tagged, and quite nice!
that's not to say papermerge isn't good - just where i landed