Christiaan Hofman kirjoitti 19.6.2007 kello 13:01:
> In all, that would be a lot of work, comparable to writing your own
> version of PDFKit.
Thanks a lot, Christiaan. That was exactly what I needed to know.
(Whether it would have been easy to add Core Image / Core Animation
effects to PDFView or not, while extending PDFView to horizontal
layout. Evidently, no.)
It's a kind of relief to know that it isn't yet too easy to. Now it's
easier for me to push the idea still back for some time and graduate,
finally, in the meanwhile :) And I still hope that Leopard brings
some magic that makes this a bit easier...
> So did you have a working viewer then, or is this just a mockup? I
> guess this was not done on a Mac?
We did have "a working viewer" (though imported PDFs were converted
into images and shown only as such), but I doubt that any member of
the research group has anymore a compileable and running copy of it.
I was mostly working only with the very top level user interface code
only and had very little technical knowledge of the engine behind.
Anyway, It's was done on Linux and I the architecture behind it was
so complicated that I believe that only the idea is really reusable ;)
(The graphics engine was written in native C++, OpenGL and nVidia
code, in the between was architectural interface layer written in
Java and on the top was application and interaction code written in
P.S. I forgot to, at first, to thank You all for Skim, as it's
already the best available PDF reader for me :)