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Description: Compact PDF viewer
Download: rnopdf.lha
Version: 1.6
Date: 17 Jul 2022
Category: graphics/viewer
FileID: 12153
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Comment by: Benny ( 03 Sep 2019, 11:07File version: 1.3
Thank you for 1.3 !
Comment by: cha05e90 ( 03 Dec 2018, 10:42File version: 1.2
Ah, I didn't knew about RNOComics - I'll look into that, thanks for the info.
Comment by: jPV ( 02 Dec 2018, 19:21File version: 1.2
I was helping someone with Hollywood coding, and RNOPDF came as a side product :) Then I thought that maybe it's better to release it than be left forgotten as a source code clip somewhere, and it also works as a better introduction to Hollywood coding when it's been released as a complete program. RNOPDF doesn't use MUI like RNOComics, so I was also be able to port it on more platforms... and as this is about as light program as possible, I compiled it for 68k too, to see comments from that platform that is it usable and wanted. I haven't tried to compile RNOComics to 68k if it'd run acceptable there, but in any case memory requirements are lower for RNOPDF so it's better suitable for more restricted 68k systems. Anyway, isn't it better to have more choices? Some users may prefer more simplier approach, and some more comprehensive packages, feel free to choose :)
Comment by: kas1e ( 02 Dec 2018, 18:58File version: 1.2
Was there any reasson to release rnopdf, if rnocomics are the same but better ?:)
Comment by: jPV ( 02 Dec 2018, 17:16File version: 1.2
Thanks for confirming that it's the path name issue.

As said in the readme and the source code, this was just a programming example which evolved as a little but somehow useful program. I don't know how much I'm going to improve it, maybe with all bells and whistles some day, maybe not, we'll see :)

If you want a GUI with navigating and zooming buttons, scrolling, fullscreen mode, etc, please install RNOComics, because it already has all those features and it uses the very same engine to read PDF files. I don't know if it's worth making duplicate effort for this little program, which is more for quick previewing of documents and example of tight and portable program.

So, little point of improving this for OS4, because RNOComics is already available, but sure I'll consider if there would be demand for other platforms...
Comment by: kas1e ( 02 Dec 2018, 16:18File version: 1.2
Tested from WORK: yes, all works.

But some kind of toolbar need it for sure , like that one where you can press zoom, go down/up. Also scrollbar for all the document can be handy to, so one can see size of document, and navigate more easy. But it works when run not from RAM:
Comment by: jPV ( 02 Dec 2018, 09:46File version: 1.2
The problem with Polybios plugin is that it finds the polybios.hwp file from the progdir (Hollywood first looks into progdir and only then LIBS:Hollywood if a plugin isn't found), but then it can't load the special polybios.ext file if the path has spaces (like "Ram Disk:" has). So it doesn't try to look from LIBS: anymore because it does find the actual plugin from the progdir and assumes that it could load the special polybios.ext file also from the same location.

So, unless someone can point any other problem here, I would call the case closed and we just have to wait for a Polybios update to get RNOPDF work from paths with spaces. Until then it should work perfectly fine if you copy it to the HD to a path that doesn't contain spaces.
Comment by: cha05e90 ( 01 Dec 2018, 18:21File version: 1.2
It doesn't run here from "Ram Disk:" and I actually *have* a full Hollywood install (read: all Hollywood libs in "LIBS:Hollywood/". Even if it doesn't find it's polybios components "locally" it doesn't look into "LIBS:Hollywood".
Comment by: jPV ( 01 Dec 2018, 10:50File version: 1.2
Or actually it might be just about the spaces in the path name... is there anyone who has it bugging and doesn't have spaces in the path?
Comment by: jPV ( 25 Nov 2018, 14:23File version: 1.2
I found out that if you run the program from a path containing spaces, it will freeze because of a bug in Polybios (will be fixed in the future). So, if you run it from, for example, ram disk ("Ram Disk:") it'll fail. But there is probably still something hazy with OS4 betas, and it probably works if you have polybios.hwp and polybios.ext in Libs:Hollywood/ _and_ both removed from the program dir. More feedback regarding this would be welcome.
Comment by: kas1e ( 23 Nov 2018, 13:37File version: 1.2
Tested as well on latest beta, loading a hollywoods pdf make it all freezes
Comment by: samo79 ( 23 Nov 2018, 13:27File version: 1.2
Comment by: samo79 ( 23 Nov 2018, 13:26File version: 1.2
Comment by: samo79 ( 23 Nov 2018, 13:26File version: 1.2
Comment by: samo79 ( 23 Nov 2018, 13:25File version: 1.2
Comment by: Raziel ( 23 Nov 2018, 12:23File version: 1.2
Public 4.1 with Enhancer 1.4 here
Comment by: jPV ( 23 Nov 2018, 07:47File version: 1.2
What OS versions are you using (beta vs. public)? And could some of you with non-working program contact me with email and let's try to debug this?
Comment by: samo79 ( 23 Nov 2018, 00:03File version: 1.1
I don't think so, but to be sure i verified if those Polybios included into the RNOPDF archive was the latest version, and it is ... then i also copied this Polybios lirary in LIBS/Hollywood so to have a copy there aswell .. but result not changed and no PPF works here
Comment by: Raziel ( 22 Nov 2018, 23:34File version: 1.1
Yep, DVPlayer mahual works here too.

I didn't install anything, i just unarc'ed the .lha and went from there.

There is already polybios.hwp and polybios.ext inside the RNOPDF_OS4 archive.

Maybe it's picking up the wrong version for you?
Comment by: samo79 ( 22 Nov 2018, 22:10File version: 1.1
Mmm tried the PDF of DvPlayer, the one of WarpView and even create a new one from scratch using the export feature of Odyssey but no luck, nothing work here

But those PDF working perfectly with AmiPDF and VPDF

To be sure I also checked the Hollywood libs deps (polybios,hwp and the ext file) and
all of them are correctly installed
Comment by: Raziel ( 22 Nov 2018, 20:34File version: 1.1
Not sure what kind of .pdf's you guys have, but for me evry single .pdf opens just fine...and fast as well, much faster than AmiPDF.

Plus it doesn't throw errors on most of the .pdf's.

Now, if it only had a print feature
Comment by: cha05e90 ( 22 Nov 2018, 19:36File version: 1.1
Same here - doesn't open anything.
Comment by: samo79 ( 22 Nov 2018, 18:47File version: 1.1
Does it works ?
I tried different PDFs files but none of them work

I got "Cannot open the file" error message

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