Flavio Poletti recently blogged about
Barcode::ZBar for reading QR codes. In a previous life I have
written applications for workflows that involved reading QR codes from
documents and have also used
Barcode::ZBar very effectively…highly
Back then, iirc I had quite a struggle satisfying all of the dependencies required to get it actually work. I spent a little time after reading his article to see I could successfully build it once more, this time in a Docker container. The result is this project:
It was a little difficult piecing together the required packages, but in the end it works!
Next, I may create a webservice from the container and install it on a
Fargate cluster. The service will allow you to upload
.png files and
scan them for QR codes. Stay tuned!
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