Display PDF on Android

Klaus major-k klaus at major-k.de
Mon Jan 6 12:17:23 EST 2020

Hi Paul,

> Am 06.01.2020 um 18:06 schrieb Paul Dupuis via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>:
> On 1/6/2020 11:28 AM, Klaus major-k via use-livecode wrote:
>> You just need to have the appropriate licensed version of LC. Check with LiveCode, Ltd.
>> This widget only comes with LC BUSINESS, not Indy!
> Okay, then this (https://quality.livecode.com/show_bug.cgi?id=22521) is not a really a technical enhancement request.

OK, maybe, but the message should be clear.

> I would expect LC to have to spend time reviewing the Bugzilla entry to then just make it as RESOLVED since XPDF widget is available for anyone who pays for it. Making this an technical enhancement request just doesn'tseem like the place for a licensing issue.
> You would just like the XPDF widget for a lower cost (Indy pricing vs Business pricing). That is entirely a licensing issue to discuss with LiveCode, LTD. Ask them for a discount or a special package or something.
> Not trying to be an A$$hole or anything, I just think you'd have more success negotiating some way you can afford to use the XPDF widget.

I personally do not need this widget, I don't own any mobile device, be it a cellphone or table, 
and I am not developing for the mobile platform. :-)

I am just interested in an adequate user experience for everyone using the mobile paltform!
some of the folks I am mentoring actually need this.

Right now some of them are maintaining two version of the app (HAVE TO!):
One for iOS, where we can print to and display PDF with build-in means, but the Android version
can not print to PDF, we need to use a PNG, same for displaying data.

I don't this this does look very professional in 2020.

And I think it is paradox that we can print to PDF on Android in LC 9.6 but still cannot display the 
generated PDF file!


Klaus Major
klaus at major-k.de

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