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From Peter Carlson <carl...@bookandhammer.com>
Subject Re: PDF4J Project: Gathering Feature Requests
Date Mon, 06 May 2002 23:51:31 GMT
Have you looked at xpdf?

Www.foolabs.com/xpdf

--Peter

On 5/6/02 3:58 PM, "W. Eliot Kimber" <eliot@isogen.com> wrote:

> Peter Carlson wrote:
>> 
>> This is very exciting.
>> 
>> Are you planning on basing the code on other pdf readers / writers?
> 
> At this point I haven't found any Java PDF reader that meets my
> requirements. One of the motivations for doing this is the problems we
> had using Etymon's PJ library: both the license (GPL, not LGPL) and the
> quality of the code itself, which does not meet our engineering
> standards. I want to use an LGPL library so that people can use the code
> in projects that are not themselves open sourced but I want the library
> itself to be protected.
> 
> For writing, may or may not be able to leverage existing code, don't
> know yet.
> 
> Note too that there are two aspects of writing: creating a valid PDF
> data stream and creating meaningful page layouts--we are not addressing
> the second of these (there are lots of libraries that will create useful
> PDF output from various non-PDF inputs). Our main writing usecase is the
> rewriting of existing PDFs following some amount of manipulation through
> our API.
> 
> A caution: I am still waiting to get approval from my employers to do
> this work as open source--it may be a while before I can even start on
> the coding.
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Eliot
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