Reading PDF documents

Chipp Walters chipp at chipp.com
Sun Oct 2 16:35:00 EDT 2011


Hi Mark,

I understand your point about long emails. FWIW, I try and not offer advice
on emails which I can't take time to fully read and understand.

Actually, I use a number of already compiled commercial apps which also have
to install MS's C++ libraries along with the application. This seems to be
standard practice for many installs.

I will try and see what I can do to help out Graham per your suggestion.

On Sun, Oct 2, 2011 at 6:40 AM, Mark Schonewille <
m.schonewille at economy-x-talk.com> wrote:

> Chipp,
>
> Sorry but I don't have the time to read very long e-mails, yet I try to
> help where I can.
>
> Richard's explanation was mere speculation, even though a nice one.
>
> Graham mentions C++ packages, which seem to be necessary for compiling.
>
> If Graham wants to find a solution, he'll have to study more and make some
> compromises, e.g. make GhostScript a requirement for his software.
>
> Anyway, since you know everything much better, I propose you help Graham to
> solve this problem.
>
> --
> Best regards,
>
> Mark Schonewille
>
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> On 2 okt 2011, at 04:51, Chipp Walters wrote:
>
> > Mark,
> >
> > If you actually took the time and checked it out, you would know what
> Graham
> > is talking about IS ALREADY COMPILED. I know you think you are being
> > helpful, but your two sentence responses to everyone's problems aren't
> > always the best. For instance, a couple weeks ago when your curt replies
> > diminished a student on these lists who only wanted to understand how LC
> > compiles scripts (thanks Richard for an excellent explanation!)
> >
> > FYI, the ImageMagick DL is over 43 Mb, and the GhostScript install is
> > another 12 each for 64-bit and 32-bit. Plus there's the necessity of
> > detecting which Windows OS you're on vs which to install. Creating an
> > installer which can correctly install all of this is not trivial, and it
> > will create a final installation substantially larger in filesize than
> the
> > LC application-- and difficult for many to download. And then there's
> this
> > bit of information regarding AFTER installing the compiled binary:
> >
> > "If you have any problems, install the Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable
> > Package (x86) or Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (x64). 64-bit
> > Windows requires both packages (x86 & x64)."
> >
> > If I had to ship this functionality in a commercial app, I would
> commission
> > an external.
> >
> > Frankly, I don't know of a single commercial app on Windows which forces
> the
> > install of ImageMagick-- for these very  reasons. It's difficult for
> > experienced users, almost certainly not trivial for newbies.
> >
> > On Sat, Oct 1, 2011 at 1:49 PM, Mark Schonewille <
> > m.schonewille at economy-x-talk.com> wrote:
> >
> >> Hi Graham,
> >>
> >> Try downloading a binary instead of compiling it yourself.
> >>
> >> Schools should not behave like they're the European Central Bank but
> should
> >> just install the software teachers and pupils need.
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