Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Poppler-Symbian pdf viewer

So yesterday, i grabbed poppler, freetype and Qt sources and in 45 minutes hacked together a proof of concept PDF viewer for symbian. Pretty cool if you ask me, the ugly side is that if i ever get some more work on it and want to get it into OVI store I need to pay 50€ to register into it and around 200€ more to get the app to go through Symbian signed, of course what i'm not going to do is spend 250€ to get a free app into OVI store, on the other hand i could of ask for some € for the application (3€?), but i'm not sure it's a good idea either.

12 comments:

Juan Pablo said...

just a thought but don't will be awesome a free or opensource repository? I think the ovistore is awfull, more if we compare it with the android store, maybe your second application could be a repository application where the developers could upload their creations for free, I can give the host to doit.

IAnjo said...

Have you considered not signing it? Lots of phones allow unsigned stuff (mine included :D).

Anyway, I think that right now even if you wanted to, you couldn't get it on OVI because Qt apps aren't accepted there yet.

Kenneth Aar said...

Why not both? I agree that ovi is an awful cludge. But it does have a lot of users. Couldn't the KDE community join forces and buy a licens for all KDE devsto publish on OVi to use?

Djuro Drljaca said...

Or you/KDE could ask for a "licence donation" for free KDE applications?

iazzi said...

Why not release for free and leave a donation box with a target sum? It may motivate people to give.

Timo Laine said...

Have you made any decisions about the PDF viewer? I for one am very interested in trying it out.

Василий said...

Hi!
Im develop AlternateDjvu for Symbian.
It's a free Djvu reader.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/alternatedjvu/
Next - Pdf support.
Can you help to project?

AP said...

So are you seriously planning on making a pdf reader.
Me as well as many other people would be interested in it.
I don't know much, but can't whole okular be ported to Symbian, it would be like a killer app for Adobe, mobipocket etc...
At least start development, I am sure if you are successful then you will get enough donations to put it in a ovi store, or we could open a open symbian repository.

Василий said...

https://sourceforge.net/projects/alternatedjvu/

Alfa version of AlternateDjvu 1.08 (AlternateReader) with PDF support.

In June will be released stable version.

csboyer said...

http://labs.trolltech.com/blogs/2010/06/23/nokia-qt-sdk-10-released/

You might be able to get it signed for free. Check it out, if you are still interested.

Felipe Andrade said...

Hi, did you get this error while installing poppler? I've already downloaded fontconfig2.8, updated autoconf, automake, etc...

"Alternatively, you may set the environment variables FONTCONFIG_CFLAGS and FONTCONFIG_LIBS to avoid the need to call pkg-config. See the pkg-config man page for more details."

Regards,
Felipe Andrade

Albert Astals Cid said...

felipe, for poppler questions it's better to hit the poppler mailing list or the poppler irc channel.