[NTG-context] Overriding pdfview

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Wed Jun 26 22:58:07 CEST 2013


On 6/26/2013 10:50 PM, Philipp Gesang wrote:
> Hi Luigi!
>
> ···<date: 2013-06-26, Wednesday>···<from: luigi scarso>···
>
>> On Wed, Jun 26, 2013 at 9:29 PM, Hans Hagen <pragma at wxs.nl> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> while sumatrapdf
>>>
>>> - is pretty fast
>>> - has matured quite well
>>> - remembers the current page
>>> - renders quite ok
>>> - even supports some basic interactivity
>>> - (has an ugly yellow pop up windows but those can nowadays be recolored)
>>> - can be installed as portable application
>>> - works ok wine/linux (in fact has my preference now when on linux)
>>>
>>> I have to admit that I often think to a context pdf viewer, and mupdf
>> seems the right candidate.
>> Under ubuntu 64bit 12.04 xpdf doesn't work, acroreader is still 9 32 bit
>> (so I use wine acroreader 11)
>> evince is ok, probably also okular.
>> A context pdf viewer should be like sumatrapdf at least ---  so  in the end
>> I also installed sumatrapdf.exe under linux .
>>
>> Now that I have done a luatex binding for mupdf,
>> if we have a minimal GUI toolkit cross platform (but really minimal)
>> it's possible to build a pdfviewer in luatex
>
> If you’re serious about this, the Zathura guys have a separate
> interface library based on GTK [1]. Having some (any) Lua
> capability inside a pdf viewer would indeed be nice.

FYI: After Luigi and I have wrapped up the projects "swiglib" 
(libraries) and "speed-up-luatex" projects we will start our 
"lua-in-pdf-viewer" exploration (after all pdf permits additional 
annotations) ... and we need challenges.

Hans

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