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Title: (Closed)MagickPDF (Modern PDF Reader)
Post by: salvatore on March 30, 2019, 01:24:26 AM
Hi All

Fabio Falcucci has been working for some months on tools for this type of file, a series of gui(including viewer) for xpdftools, txt2pdf (not the current version) and the command to convert an image file to a pdf that is part of the imagemagick suite, I am those who commissioned the work will not be the only one :)

All The Best
Title: Re: PDF Tools
Post by: salvatore on March 31, 2019, 10:41:59 PM
everything will be free, the next job will be a gui for cdrtools

hi
Title: Re: PDF Tools
Post by: aha on April 01, 2019, 06:47:05 AM
Hi salvatore!

Very good news! I am looking forward for it. Thank you and Fabio!

Regards, aha
Title: Re: PDF Tools
Post by: salvatore on April 01, 2019, 07:42:27 AM
thanks, yes fabio is very busy with other jobs but with hollywood he is very good, he learned all by himself starting from scratch, and then he is a good person

hi have a good new week
Title: Re: PDF Tools
Post by: salvatore on April 01, 2019, 07:46:08 AM
added composite command of imagemagick suite, for creating a image documen with text and graphics, the suite again is complete, but under developement

all the best
Title: Re: PDF Tools
Post by: paolone on April 04, 2019, 08:53:07 AM
Interesting. Nothing to see at the moment? A screenshot...?
Title: Re: PDF Tools
Post by: salvatore on April 04, 2019, 09:42:02 AM
Paolone fabio is very busy with other projects, so you have to wait, I don't know how long a month

hi have a good day
Title: Re: PDF Tools
Post by: salvatore on April 04, 2019, 10:20:48 AM
hi
Title: Re: PDF Tools
Post by: salvatore on April 08, 2019, 09:22:24 PM
we will also add a tool for converting to docx, rtf, Paolone when everything is finished if you can send it to your beta testers (before the release of a new version of icaros) you would do me a favor

all the best
Title: Re: PDF Tools
Post by: salvatore on April 09, 2019, 10:12:43 AM
yes man

hi
Title: Re: PDF Tools
Post by: paolone on April 09, 2019, 03:09:17 PM
we will also add a tool for converting to docx, rtf, Paolone when everything is finished if you can send it to your beta testers (before the release of a new version of icaros) you would do me a favor

all the best
Fine, I will do it.
Title: Re: PDF Tools
Post by: salvatore on April 09, 2019, 06:33:51 PM
thank you very much

hi
Title: Re: PDF Tools
Post by: salvatore on April 09, 2019, 06:37:20 PM
I hope for the end of the month to have the complete program, fabio had some deadlines, cmq next week maybe it will give me something incomplete though, I'll do a screen shot or I'll send you a copy of everything, to give you an idea of the program
Title: Re: PDF Tools
Post by: salvatore on April 10, 2019, 12:04:32 PM
Then practically the program in place, has included all the tools that are part of the xpdftools suite, which are a series of utilities regarding the manipulation to a certain level of a pdf file, then we have text2pdf for the conversion of a text file , then there is the tool that is part of the imagemagick suite to create an image file with attached text and graphics (which is the most important I think if one wants to make a complete document, always of the same suite there is the conversion command from images to pdf.
For the Reader there will be the printing function, extraction of single or entire pages (of the document, created exnovo, or existing) with attached conversion to docx, rtf and png. The program will not consist of a series of guides but of a single dashboard and will be compiled for all amiga and like systems

all the best
Title: Re: PDF Tools
Post by: paolone on April 11, 2019, 02:28:30 PM
Very, very useful!!
Title: Re: PDF Tools
Post by: salvatore on April 11, 2019, 07:33:49 PM
yes, maybe on the first of may the projact is finished

hi paolone
Title: Re: PDF Tools
Post by: Allanon on April 16, 2019, 02:03:36 PM
Hello all!  :)

As Salvatore said, I'm working to give a GUI to the xpdf tools suite, I'm testing the first tool (pdfDeatch) on the latest IcAROS desktop (thank you Paolone!) but I'm having troubles to run scripts.

I need to execute a script and redirect the output to another file but I fear that something has changed from my last visit on AROS land :)

My old launcher was:
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Run Execute 'script_name' >'output_log'
From what I can see, no errors are reported but the 'output_log' file is empty, do you have any hints?

Here is the script generated to retrieve the pdfDetach version:
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"tools/bin/pdfdetach" -v

I'm having difficulties to achieve the result I need from the shell too, for example if I run this command:
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> <path>/tools/bin/pdfdetach -v >RAM:outputThe output still goes to the console, the file RAM:output is generated but it is empty (0 bytes).

The paths are correct, any help is very appreciated :)

PS.: I've downloaded the tools from AROS Archives
Title: Re: PDF Tools
Post by: salvatore on April 16, 2019, 03:06:30 PM
Hi Allanon

it seems to me that there was a problem related to the polybios plugin on aros, in fact rnopdf was not compiled for this architecture, it may be that this has to do with it or there is nothing in between

thank you
Title: Re: PDF Tools
Post by: salvatore on April 16, 2019, 03:10:55 PM
maybe pdfdetach -v "pdf-file" "ram output"
Title: Re: PDF Tools
Post by: paolone on April 16, 2019, 05:13:12 PM
Allanon, you simply can't redirect the output of a script to a text file.
Title: Re: PDF Tools
Post by: Allanon on April 16, 2019, 06:30:32 PM
Hi Paolone,
thank you for the reply, so I should put the redirect into the script just after the command I want to execute?
I'm too used to Windows, sorry :)

Anyway there is another problem, because this command straight into the shell does not work:
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> <path>/tools/bin/pdfdetach -v >RAM:outputThe above line creates an empty 'output' file and print the informations to the console.

Where <path> is the local path to the command
Title: Re: PDF Tools
Post by: paolone on April 17, 2019, 09:52:41 AM
Hi Paolone,
thank you for the reply, so I should put the redirect into the script just after the command I want to execute?
I'm too used to Windows, sorry :)

Anyway there is another problem, because this command straight into the shell does not work:
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> <path>/tools/bin/pdfdetach -v >RAM:outputThe above line creates an empty 'output' file and print the informations to the console.

Where <path> is the local path to the command
Hi. Unluckily, not all software ported from other architectures correctly handles redirection on AROS/AmigaOS. I've seen similar behavior from other programs, too, when trying to compose the 'GNU Tools manual' in PDF.
Title: Re: PDF Tools
Post by: salvatore on April 17, 2019, 11:34:13 AM
I talked to allanon about this thing, maybe there is a problem in compiling the xpdftools suite, all the commands work except this, I will inform you about the changes, cmq in the end it will be something that for aros does not exist :)

ps.tex2pdf already exists so we have excluded it
Title: Re: PDF Tools
Post by: Allanon on April 18, 2019, 09:17:11 AM
@Paolone
I thought the redirection, pipe, etc was a feature handled by the system but seems it is not and depends on the source, btw, do you know how to redirect stderr on AROS? Maybe messages are sent on stderr instead of stdout, I'm just trying to guess ;)
Title: Re: PDF Tools
Post by: wawa on April 18, 2019, 12:18:07 PM
as im repeating, for an educated assistance in developing aros and on aros, join us on slack, please. the main developers may not post or read here. if you give me your email address ill invite you.
Title: Re: PDF Tools
Post by: Allanon on April 19, 2019, 07:53:17 PM
Hi wawa,

sorry but I wasn't aware about slack, I haven't been to this forum for some time :)
I'm sending you a pm with my email address
Title: Re: PDF Tools
Post by: salvatore on April 19, 2019, 11:42:23 PM
I tried to synthesize the work for all but also using the tools (programs) currently available, there is no reason I think to repeat what already exists, I must receive news from allanon for what we have discussed, then I will update you
Title: Re: PDF Tools
Post by: wawa on April 20, 2019, 12:35:33 AM
@allanon
invited you
Title: Re: PDF Tools
Post by: salvatore on April 23, 2019, 08:34:07 PM
there are stages of problems with the xpdftools suite, so we will proceed with the reader we hope everything goes well this time, however maybe there will be a surprise but this is not about this work

All The Best
Title: Re: PDF Tools
Post by: salvatore on April 23, 2019, 08:42:05 PM
I wanted to mention something about the creation of a pdf file with aros, the tools already exist, icaros exports pdf files to png so with txt2pdf you can create the text that will then be converted by dopus5 into an image, it only remains to open zunepaint and import everything and also insert the images, then with rnoeffects it is possible to convert the document back to pdf, I think that to better use what you have and to concentrate resources in what you don't have is better
Title: Re: PDF Tools
Post by: salvatore on April 27, 2019, 12:56:12 AM
MagickPDF Only Icon at moment, please be patience :)
Title: Re: PDF Tools
Post by: salvatore on April 27, 2019, 01:00:49 AM
I think it is not the case to add the file creation features, terminils is working on a final writer that will export to pdf
Title: Re: MagickPDF (Modern PDF Reader)
Post by: salvatore on April 28, 2019, 12:43:10 PM
unfortunately hollywood and its plugins are not available for abiv1, however it is not a problem when it will be the definitive standard and there will be the aforementioned available, we will think about porting
Title: Re: MagickPDF (Modern PDF Reader)
Post by: salvatore on May 29, 2019, 01:23:25 PM
hi all

unfortunately allanon is very busy, so we will resume the project after the summer, I'm sorry

Thank you, please be patience :(
Title: Re: MagickPDF (Modern PDF Reader)
Post by: salvatore on May 29, 2019, 04:40:16 PM
I also realized the information I learned from the readme of the polybios plugin which is a powerful tool for creating files, so later, when it is no longer available, I will talk about this thing

al the best
Title: Re: MagickPDF (Modern PDF Reader)
Post by: salvatore on June 04, 2019, 10:26:33 PM
i little upgrade, allanon is full of other works

https://youtu.be/VZIogDi2n4c
Title: Re: MagickPDF (Modern PDF Reader)
Post by: salvatore on June 16, 2019, 11:15:54 PM
in a few days I will receive a build of the program, hopefully well
Title: Re: MagickPDF (Modern PDF Reader)
Post by: miker1264 on June 16, 2019, 11:46:12 PM
Nice app icon. Waiting patiently for the finished product.
Title: Re: MagickPDF (Modern PDF Reader)
Post by: salvatore on June 17, 2019, 09:27:42 AM
yes unfortunately my programmer friend is very busy, I should add a feature for creating the document, let's see when he sends me the build, it should be a complete reader
Title: Re: MagickPDF (Modern PDF Reader)
Post by: salvatore on June 17, 2019, 09:49:03 AM
yes I made the icon, I am not an expert in graphics hihi
Title: Re: MagickPDF (Modern PDF Reader)
Post by: miker1264 on June 24, 2019, 07:07:36 AM
Try these new icons.
Title: Re: MagickPDF (Modern PDF Reader)
Post by: salvatore on June 24, 2019, 12:13:36 PM
thank you miker the works is very apreciated :)
Title: Re: MagickPDF (Modern PDF Reader)
Post by: miker1264 on June 24, 2019, 07:20:29 PM
While we are on the subject of icons, I'm working on another small icon utility. We all like colorful icons. Let's just say the Icon Factory is about to open for business!
Title: Re: MagickPDF (Modern PDF Reader)
Post by: salvatore on June 24, 2019, 08:34:30 PM
Well, what can I say? thank you  :)
Title: Re: MagickPDF (Modern PDF Reader)
Post by: salvatore on June 24, 2019, 08:40:45 PM
tomorrow should arrive the first version of magickpdf, hopefully well
Title: Re: MagickPDF (Modern PDF Reader)
Post by: salvatore on June 24, 2019, 08:48:31 PM
the drawer
Title: Re: MagickPDF (Modern PDF Reader)
Post by: miker1264 on June 24, 2019, 09:16:19 PM
That's a nice looking icon. ;-)
Title: Re: MagickPDF (Modern PDF Reader)
Post by: salvatore on June 24, 2019, 09:30:38 PM
yes use zunepaint and make copy and paste :D
Title: Re: MagickPDF (Modern PDF Reader)
Post by: salvatore on June 24, 2019, 11:59:41 PM
thank you for the miker icon but I think to use mine, however I appreciated

thank's miker
Title: Re: MagickPDF (Modern PDF Reader)
Post by: salvatore on June 25, 2019, 08:23:12 PM
perhaps there are problems with the hollywood plugin with regard to MagickPDF, actually in the amiga scene have come out several viewers but were not made portin for aros, and there will be a reason probably  :(
Title: Re: MagickPDF (Modern PDF Reader)
Post by: salvatore on June 25, 2019, 10:16:29 PM
I think maybe the problem will be solved :)
Title: Re: MagickPDF (Modern PDF Reader)
Post by: wawa on June 26, 2019, 12:41:49 AM
there is a working pdf viewer in contrib called xpdf or apdf or something. also we are working on updating vpdf.
Title: Re: MagickPDF (Modern PDF Reader)
Post by: salvatore on June 26, 2019, 09:03:28 AM
hello wawa

is something more than xpdf (also has other functions), polybios uses modern standards, as for vpdf well (there is no polybios for abiv1), however I know after that it was working now, I will add a module to create documents, but my friend is very busy and you have to wait, maybe one maybe two months.

all the best
Title: Re: MagickPDF (Modern PDF Reader)
Post by: salvatore on June 27, 2019, 03:17:55 PM
Polybios support only writing pdf document on aros, i hope a program of making a pdf document.
Title: Re: MagickPDF (Modern PDF Reader)
Post by: salvatore on June 28, 2019, 01:26:24 AM
the program will not be released with the problems with polybios, we'll see if I can help with vpdf, currently I'm in contact with miker for raystorm and this is the priority now he then is pursuing other projects.

All the Best