[Scribus] PDF-related development

Craig Bradney cbradney
Mon Nov 7 14:25:31 CET 2005

On Monday 07 November 2005 14:00, Asif Lodhi wrote:
> Hi,
> Can you guys give me URLs of some very good PDF-related online
> development resources (of course, free online resources!)?  I might
> embark on a PDF-related development project and that too using Qt so
> that would be a very good opportunity to get to know PDF *as well as
> Scribus* better !
> Further, I have Fedora Core 3.  If I do start working on the project
> in context, can I think about porting the stuff to Mac _without_
> having Mac?  I mean, can I hope to write portable code in Qt that
> compiles without a hitch on Mac and generates _no_ errors?
> I like Scribus and want to contribute but having to dig into
> PDF-related stuff means allocating a hefty chunk of time.  I am
> positive that working on a commercial PDF-related project (it's mostly
> PDF-reading - no writing!) would give me a jump-start - enough to
> enable me to contribute to Scribus as well.
> My focus area is reading of encrypted PDFs but with stronger
> encryption.  As I already know that XPDF already supports this.  But,
> do you think making the encryption _stronger_ is not going to make any
> difference to the functional aspects - rendering, etc.?

Starting with the PDF reference from Adobe would be a good place. Its a free 

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