Where is the pdf external in LC 9.6 and 10?

Klaus major-k klaus at major-k.de
Thu May 19 03:56:18 EDT 2022

Hi Paul,

> Am 19.05.2022 um 09:45 schrieb Klaus major-k via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>:
> Hi Paul,
>> Am 18.05.2022 um 23:19 schrieb Paul Dupuis via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>:
>> On 5/18/2022 4:55 PM, Klaus major-k via use-livecode wrote:
>>> Hi Paul,
>>>> Am 18.05.2022 um 22:44 schrieb Paul Dupuis via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>:
>>>> It got removed from LC 9.6.6 and 9.6.7 and 10.0.0 dp 1 to 3. They (Livecode Support) said it would be back in LC 10.0.0 dp 4 and presumable and further releases in the 9.6.x series.
>>> I thought this has been replaced with the PDF widget, which is only available in the "Pro Pack" addon?
>> I can't see how Livecode can replace the XPDF external with the PDF Widget UNTIL the PDF Widget provided all the functions the External does (and it does not). Well, of course they could drop the external even if it does a bunch of thinsg people depend on that the Widget does not, but it would just be bad of them to do so!
> OK, my fault, obviously I don't know exactly what the external is and can do.

this (scroll to bottom) is what the PDF widget functionality provides:
Is it different from the XPDF external?


Klaus Major
klaus at major-k.de

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