[Pharo-project] PDF Rendering

stephane ducasse stephane.ducasse at free.fr
Sun Mar 31 05:01:27 EDT 2013


Else there is also the work of Christian Haidler.
Artefact developers will release soon a 0.9 version once they fix the jpeg inclusion 
Stef

>> I was looking around for PDF rendering libraries that might be used with NativeBoost and they all seem to be licensed GPL, which is not compatible with Pharo's preference for the MIT license.  Then I came across Apache licensed pdf.js [1] which sparked my curiosity.... There are a few projects to have Smalltalk run on top of Javascript, but has anyone looked at the reverse, running javascript inside a Smalltalk image?  Perhaps handing the Javascript off via NativeBoost to a Javascript VM like SquirrelFish [2].  Or is that just a bad idea?
>> 
>> cheers -ben
>> 
>> [1] http://andreasgal.com/2011/06/15/pdf-js/
>> [2] https://www.webkit.org/blog/189/announcing-squirrelfish/
> 
> Maybe you already knew about Artefact - a PDF framework for Pharo
> 
>  http://forum.world.st/Artefact-a-PDF-framework-td4585877.html
> 
> A solution in Smalltalk is more useful in the long term, IMHO, in the sense that it can then be read, understood, maintained by the community instead of being a black box.
> 
> Sven
> 
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> Sven Van Caekenberghe
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> Smalltalk is the Red Pill
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