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AuthorTopic: Better PDF viewer for classic amiga's. Possible?  (Read 3603 times)

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Offline mongo

Re: Better PDF viewer for classic amiga's. Possible?
« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2011, 06:21:44 PM »
Quote from: Darrin;628906
What's the legal status of PDF viewers and creaters these days?  Once upon a time you couldn't go near a PDF with anything other than official Adobe software for fear of getting your arse whacked, but now there are free PDF writers available for download (I use "PrimoPDF" on my PC)?


PDF is an open standard now.
 

Offline Hattig

Re: Better PDF viewer for classic amiga's. Possible?
« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2011, 06:55:18 PM »
Yup. Here's the specification of ISO32000-1 that anyone can implement: http://www.adobe.com/devnet/pdf/pdf_reference.html

If you want to see an example implementation, then you could download PDFClown (Java or .NET) and take a look.

Creating a user interface around it is the tough part.
 

Offline amigakit

Re: Better PDF viewer for classic amiga's. Possible?
« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2020, 11:15:57 PM »
Hi All

I know it has been a while (almost a decade!), but if there is still demand for an upgrade to EasyGS, I can take a look at it again.

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Offline sean_sk

Re: Better PDF viewer for classic amiga's. Possible?
« Reply #18 on: April 03, 2020, 01:07:16 PM »
Yes please. Most PDF viewers I have tried for AOS3 are pretty much out of date and lacking.

Offline pVC

Re: Better PDF viewer for classic amiga's. Possible?
« Reply #19 on: April 03, 2020, 07:57:45 PM »
Have you tried RNOPDF?
Daily MorphOS user and Amiga active.
 

Offline sean_sk

Re: Better PDF viewer for classic amiga's. Possible?
« Reply #20 on: April 03, 2020, 09:36:57 PM »
Have you tried RNOPDF?

Yep. But unfortunately it's slow to load documents, even on a vampirized machine, and docs will often load incomplete. I can tolerate the long load times, but it's frustrating when it just completely stalls when trying to go to the next page.
« Last Edit: April 03, 2020, 10:06:34 PM by sean_sk »
 

Offline Dynamic_Computing

Re: Better PDF viewer for classic amiga's. Possible?
« Reply #21 on: April 04, 2020, 08:15:58 AM »
My 10 Minute Amiga Retro Cast this weekend is all about PDF files on the Amiga, and Amigakits EasyGS is one of the featured products. I would love to see a more powerful front end for opening PDF files on the Amiga.
Take a peek at the video this weekend and then we can all give Amiga Kit awesome ideas for what we want from a PDF viewer.

And now the video is out! Take a look at the cool PDF options!

https://youtu.be/IJXbuUivs08
« Last Edit: April 05, 2020, 05:03:20 PM by Dynamic_Computing »
 

Offline pVC

Re: Better PDF viewer for classic amiga's. Possible?
« Reply #22 on: April 04, 2020, 11:01:37 AM »
Have you tried RNOPDF?

Yep. But unfortunately it's slow to load documents, even on a vampirized machine, and docs will often load incomplete. I can tolerate the long load times, but it's frustrating when it just completely stalls when trying to go to the next page.
Oh, never heard that. I assumed it would work pretty well on Vampires. It may stall if you run out of memory, but hmm.. how much RAM and graphics memory do you have on your setup? Does it help if you disable the "Preload next page" option from the Settings menu? Maybe launch the program without loading any document before trying to set that option, and load a PDF file after that?
Daily MorphOS user and Amiga active.
 

Offline CMTX

Re: Better PDF viewer for classic amiga's. Possible?
« Reply #23 on: April 05, 2020, 02:17:55 AM »
I also use RNOpdf in Vamp, it works fine for me (Is slow on large documents, but i think this is to be expected due to limited cpu power?) except for one detail, when view mode is set to fullscreen and then i zoom into the document, when the document comes back to its normal size the zoomed document still shows (freezed in the last position) in the borders of the screen. I don't know if I explained the issue very well, my english is limited :)

Best regards and thanks for this up to date pdf reader btw
 

Offline pVC

Re: Better PDF viewer for classic amiga's. Possible?
« Reply #24 on: April 06, 2020, 05:52:21 PM »
I also use RNOpdf in Vamp, it works fine for me (Is slow on large documents, but i think this is to be expected due to limited cpu power?) except for one detail, when view mode is set to fullscreen and then i zoom into the document, when the document comes back to its normal size the zoomed document still shows (freezed in the last position) in the borders of the screen. I don't know if I explained the issue very well, my english is limited :)
Yeah, this is quite CPU intensive stuff, some PDF files can be slowish even on PPC.

The program still works otherwise but some leftover graphics on borders after zooming? I'll have to test more with slower systems if I can reproduce it... never seen that on my main setup at least.
Daily MorphOS user and Amiga active.
 

Offline my_pc_is_amiga

Re: Better PDF viewer for classic amiga's. Possible?
« Reply #25 on: April 11, 2020, 01:33:52 AM »
Can the AmiPDF reader from OS4 and I believe there is a newer version on the Enhancer Pack for 4.x be ported to the 3.x Enhancer Pack?