[greenstone-users] PDF reader

From Lisa Weil
DateMon, 10 Apr 2006 10:52:03 -0400
Subject [greenstone-users] PDF reader
I have some questions about creating a Greenstone CD.

We are creating an academic library CD. The appearance requirements are
pretty stringent, and articles on the CD need to match the journal
articles exactly. We needed to bypass the HTML conversion process
completely, and write all articles to the CD in the original PDF format.

All other Greenstone pages (searching, browsing, help, about) will
remain in HTML format. However, many of our users are in the developing
world, and we are not assured that they have internet access or even
PC's with a browser.

Thus, in addition to the Greenstone library, we will need to include a
PDF reader (unless Greenstone already includes one, does it?) and a
browser on the CD. Is there a possibility of having Greenstone create a
CD which will include and install these applications?

Also, as a developer, I needed to download a JRE in order to work with
Greenstone. Will the user require this, or is it only required for
creating the library?

Lastly, I'm not sure where to find the ImageMagick software that
Greenstone seems to require.

- Lisa Weil
Global Development and Environment Institute