Community PDF Project (was Revenue and the Open Source edition)

JB sundown at pacifier.com
Wed May 4 12:38:24 EDT 2016


What about the code Money has from Adobe?
Can that be put in a external?  It would be nice
to start adding externals and something like
that as open source might be the thing to show
people how to write externals.

I know a little Xcode, C and objective-C and
am willing to learn by helping but a person
who can do it probably does not need help.

JB

















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> On May 4, 2016, at 9:13 AM, RM <richmondmathewson at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> I would suppose the ideal thing would be both something that allows one to render a PDF document,
> and extract all or part of an embedded text layer (if one exists in the original PDF).
> 
> Richmond.
> 
> On 4.05.2016 17:22, Richard Gaskin wrote:
>> Tim Bleiler wrote:
>> 
>> > The Livecode PDF viewer is an example of something that might do
>> > well as a separate option.
>> 
>> It might.
>> 
>> It would be helpful if more folks read the specs for the PDF external LiveCode is including with their Business Edition.  It's very specialized, with extensive features for getting and setting selections far beyond the needs of most projects.
>> 
>> What I'm hearing from most Indy and Community devs is that they merely want to render a PDF within LiveCode.
>> 
>> Given the PDFium library available for that, and that LiveCode Builder supports binary APIs such as those in that library, if this is a lucrative opportunity it would seem worth pursuing for those who want it.
>> 
>> The developer could sell it as proprietary, or even dual-license it with a GPL version.
>> 
>> Anyone sufficiently convinced of the business opportunity here to take this on?
>> 
> 
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