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#1

Hey cipri, I tried to download your PDF Veiwer from the haikuware site but get an “illegal download” error message! I really need working PDF veiwer for my Haiku since lots of articles I read are .pdf format…did you take down the zip file? I notice not many people vote for your app but I would vote for it. Could you post working link to your PDF Veiwer? Thanks :slight_smile:


#2

The link is valid, and the illegal download is a Web+ issue only.
Either download the zip file from BeZilla, or copy the url, open a Terminal window, and type this:

$ wget copy-the-url-there

#3

Pong :slight_smile:

The pdf viewer is just a biginning. I hope already in a week we will be able to see new improvements. I started to work on the rendering engine.

Do you also use DJVU files? I’m wondering if people want that that viewer supports also djvu files.


#4

Yay I downloaded it! Not sure what those additional file types you mentioned are for so I dont use them. I had to figure out that the “pages” of the pdf I’m looking at can be “turned” by using the arrow keys on my keyboard. Seems you eliminated the buttons from the app? Also it dosnt show any page listings in the vertical pane to the far left of the document. Not complaining mind you, since now I have a way to veiw PDF’s without having to reboot into BeOS. Thanks!


#5

This viewer, is just now at the beginning, in very short time it will start to be useable. In current version i just made for testing, and seeing the benefits of mupdf (with bigger files).

In a week or two it will start to be more useable (and more fast).
If you have any suggestions for the user-interface, I will consider them.
which pdfviewer is your favourite one on other operating systems (like windows)?


#6

You know that there is already a PDF Viewer available for Haiku since years, BePDF, right?
Sure, he’s getting old and don’t support PDF 1.6+ documents (or only partially), but at least what you do with BePDF under BeOS also works under Haiku.

Cipri’s project being based on a more recent and speeder PDF renderer, it will eventually replace BePDF, but right now the version published is more a proof of concept than a complete viewer. And still it’s already promising.

Meanwhile, please don’t reboot under BeOS only to run BePDF ! :wink:
Just install it on your Haiku system :

installoptional -a BePDF

#7

Do you also use DJVU files? I’m wondering if people want that that viewer
supports also djvu files.

There is already a decent djvu reader for BeOS/Haiku available:

http://www.bebits.com/app/4231

Apparently GPL although I can’t seem to find the source for it anywhere.


#8

The only thing necessary for PDF Veiwer is a manual to let the user know what ‘hot-keys’ are enabled. Being able to rotate a page was one issue I ran into with it. If theres a bunch of keyboard shortcuts for the app, knowing them would make it more “user friendly”. As for BePDF, it dosn’t work with this version of Haiku since its gcc4 based so the need for cipri’s app is quite obvious :slight_smile:


#9

I don’t think DJVU was ever very popular or widespread. If there is no support for it on Haiku no is missing out on much.

Maybe it’s worth putting effort somewhere else.

BTW, fast PDF is very cool, thanks Cipri!


#10

[quote=jscipione]
There is already a decent djvu reader for BeOS/Haiku available:

http://www.bebits.com/app/4231

Apparently GPL although I can’t seem to find the source for it anywhere.[/quote]

http://www.djvu.com.pl/download/BeOS/DjVuViewer1.0.4.src.zip

Anyone want to port it to Haiku ?

Edit: hmm looks like it is an old version.
Here is the binary for beos anyway: http://www.djvu.com.pl/download/BeOS/DjVuViewer1.0.4.pkg.zip


#11

Do you also use DJVU files? I’m wondering if people want that that viewer
supports also djvu files.

Yes, I often use such files. Lots of scans of old magazines is available just in this format. I’m all for this support in the new program.

There is already a decent djvu reader for BeOS/Haiku available:

http://www.bebits.com/app/4231

Apparently GPL although I can’t seem to find the source for it anywhere.[/quote]

Unless I had a problem with this program on Haiku in A2 or post A2 revision. I cant rebember wich version - gcc2 or gcc4.
I’ll check the in the new version Haiku as I have more time.
Regards.


#12

there is now a new version of the new pdf viewer. It starts now to be more useful for users. It still doesnt have all the functionality of BePDF, but I hope that in a few weeks, it will have most of it.
It will support djvu too, but I read somewhere that some functions of libdjvu are leaking memory, so I will add support for djvu later in the hope that those problems will be solved by then.
Soon XPS files will be supported too, but at the moment I guess not many care about XPS :-).