[greenstone-devel] PagedImagePlugin and PDFs

From Yitzchak Schaffer
DateSat Jan 8 05:10:26 2011
Subject [greenstone-devel] PagedImagePlugin and PDFs
In-Reply-To (4D2683A4-4070908-cs-waikato-ac-nz)
On 2011-01-06 22:08, Anupama of Greenstone Team wrote:
> Thank you very much for your kind and helpful contribution. When
> Katherine comes on Monday, I hope to show her the code you have written.
> (If you are willing, she may like it to be incorporated into the default
> PagedImagePlugin.)

Great! Keep in mind that the code I wrote is both hacky and specific to
our collection; my intent was to throw my ideas out there, either for
someone else's collection, or for abstraction into the libraries. Going
by the book, I should have tried troubleshooting the Ghostscript
problem, but I didn't bother since I don't need to run 'convert' and
preferred my approach over trying to navigate the plugin inheritance
hierarchy (which I as an outsider find rather daunting) to disable the
GS features.

> The recently released Release Candidate for Greenstone 2.84 uses
> "PDFbox" (which is to be downloaded as an extension) to try to obtain
> better conversions from PDF.

I'll have a look. Thank you!

Yitzchak Schaffer