Skia the 2D Graphics Library to render Livecode stacks

Alejandro Tejada capellan2000 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 18 16:04:57 EST 2013


Richard Gaskin wrote
> [snip]
> One of the things that caught my eye there is the PDF support, as 
> requests for LC to be able to render PDFs natively come up frequently.
> 
> Has anyone here heard even hints from RunRev about possible future 
> support for PDF?
> 
> Any clue as to how difficult that may be for third parties to integrate?

After reading this page:
http://code.google.com/p/skia/wiki/PDFTheoryOfOperation

I think that Skia could write PDF natively, but not read them.
To display a PDF inside a stack, another library would be needed.

Google chrome uses Foxit Reader SDK:
http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2010/08/google-chromes-pdf-plugin-uses-foxit.html

Al




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