Saturday, June 25, 2005

Testers wanted

The last few days i have been trying to decompose pdftk into a library plus a binary that uses it instead of a monolithic binary so that we can use that lib to implement wish #86787. I have almost finished but i would like that some testers tried the package to see if the autotools thing I've created works (pdftk was using hardcoded makefiles) and if pdftk binary i produce has the same behavior old one had (you have to be a previous pdftk user to know that ;))

The package can be downloaded from and to test it you need to do the usual

./configure --prefix /usr
make install

Keep in mind that --prefix /usr may not be the "right" place in your system and that make install will overwrite your old pdftk so backup it elsewhere

So please if you try it leave a comment saying the system you use and if it worked or not.

Monday, June 06, 2005

KDE hidden powers

Today i discovered one of the lots of the powerful things you can do thanks to kde. Imagine you are writing a script to decompress a tar.bz2 and install it somewhere, imagine the target user may not even have bzip2 installed but you know for sure he has kde installed, what do you do?

kfmclient copy tar:/path/to/the/file.tar.bz2 /path/to/the/new/destination

And voilĂ , the tar.bz2 is descompressed inside /path/to/the/new/destination :-)