Saturday, 4 October 2008

PoDoFoBrowser updates

I had finally sometime to work on PoDoFoBrowser again.

Most notably, I added finally a hex widget so that binary streams can be viewed directly from within PoDoFoBrowser:



Credits for the QHexView widget goes to Evan Teran.


Other changes include an implementation for Find and Replace in text streams and a new Goto Page feature. Both will safe you a lot of time when you have to work with content streams.

To try the changes, get PoDoFoBrowser from SVN.

6 comments:

frinring said...

Hi Dominik :)

Qt-only? What is wrong with kdelibs then? How could it be enhanced?

BTW, do you know about kdelibs'
KHexEdit API and the Okteta libs oktetacore and oktetagui? ;)

Dominik Seichter said...

Hi Fringing,

Of course I know of the "worlds best hex editor" (tm) and its APIs included in KDE.

The reasons why PoDoFoBrowser is Qt only are mostly that some time ago it was better for portability as KDELibs Windows port was not that good. Now that KDE 4.1 is out, the argument portability does not count that much.

So maybe its time to think about a switch to KDELibs. Though the only improvement would be the Okteta Widget/Integration so that we could have a read and write hex editor. Otherwise I do not think that KDELibs would give much benefit to PoDoFoBrowser right now as it is really only a thin GUI for the PoDoFo library.

Otherwise I was really happy to find this absolutely simple Qt4 hex widget, which I think could be useful to others, too, that only need to display some hex data without needing the full power of okteta.

regards,
Dom

napsaml said...

Any chance of an updated Windows binary build? The one on sourceforge is quite old...

TEC-IT said...

I see a lot of inactivity here :-)

Greetings



P.S.: Should we provide a Windows build for PoDoFo?

uknowme said...

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