[OLPC library] questions about PDFs

Walter Bender walter.bender at gmail.com
Sat Oct 4 17:53:53 EDT 2008

I wonder if it wouldn't make sense to have Read, when launched from
the Home View, opens the Journal to search for PDFs, etc.? This would
perhaps save a step in some cases and also prevent some instances of
the profusion of copies of PDFs.


On Sat, Oct 4, 2008 at 3:44 PM, Sayamindu Dasgupta <sayamindu at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 3, 2008 at 3:02 PM, S Page <info at skierpage.com> wrote:
>> Samuel Klein wrote:
>>> A few notes on books:
>>> please check out the latest wikibooks bundle in
>>> [[Collections/G1G1/8.2]] -- unfortunately, those are still pdf's.
>>> This should change for the next release, hopefully in time for 8.2.1.
>> Indeed.  E.g. Big_Cats.pdf doesn't fit rotated, its TOC doesn't jump to
>> pages, and all its enticing blue hyperlinks to Wikipedia don't do anything
>> in Read (and you can't copy their URL or determine it in any way) :-(
>> Browsing to a PDF means Browse and Read are both open, and about 30% of the
>> time in 8.2.0 candidate builds I get a memory lockup.
> Please file tickets for issues like these in Read as soon as you get
> them, and cc me (my Trac id is sayamindu). I want Read to Just
> Work(tm) and not readjusting zoom when screen is rotated/changed is a
> big failure to me in that respect.
> Thanks,
> Sayamindu
> --
> Sayamindu Dasgupta
> [http://sayamindu.randomink.org/ramblings]
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Walter Bender
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