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Re: [MBS] MIDI Destinations and External Devices   -   Ron Benditt
  [MBS] PDFLib plugins   -   Christian Schmitz
   Re: [MBS] PDFLib plugins   -   Christian Schmitz

[MBS] PDFLib plugins
Date: 03.01.06 01:23 (Tue, 3 Jan 2006 01:23:56 +0100)
From: Christian Schmitz
Hi,

I was asked what the differences are between my plugins and the official
pdflib plugins.

+ One plugin file for Mac, Windows and Linux plugins.
+ Plugin files for Windows and Linux IDE
+ works with different pdflib versions
+ allows usage of pdflib lite which is free for personal use, but
limited in functionality.

Mac and Windows plugins are in pr2.

I just added for pr3 the Linux and MachO static pdflib plugins.
PDFLib lite is more work, but should go well.

If you have questions, please ask me.

Gruß
Christian

Re: [MBS] PDFLib plugins
Date: 03.01.06 02:11 (Tue, 3 Jan 2006 02:11:58 +0100)
From: Christian Schmitz
Christian Schmitz <<email address removed>> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> If you have questions, please ask me.

Well, I have a question.

The classes are currently offered in static and dynamic ways.
I'd like to reduce plugin size and make it easier for users.

So I think instead of offering 4 classes for all combinations, I can
give you two:

First a PDFLibMBS class for loading a shared library of pdflib (lite or
commercial) and a PDFLibLiteMBS class for the static linked pdflib lite
library.

I can keep the commercial pdflib part the way that you can exchange a
shared library (e.g. insert 6.0.3) and the plugin will just use it.

On the open source part, I think everyone can life with the newest
version linked into the plugins as there are no license fees stopping
the update process.

Is that okay for pdflib users?

Mfg
Christian