Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Evince package for IT2006

Yay! Just finished another port. It's Evince, the GNOME Document Viewer. This version only supports viewing PDF, TIFF and image files.

If you got interested, add the following entry to your application catalog:


Web Address: http://bgran.net/etrunko/apt
Distribution: mistral
Components: user


The package also needs libglade, which can be found in maemo oficial repository:

Web Address: http://repository.maemo.org
Distribution: mistral
Components: free non-free

Screenshots:




P.S.: I could not upload the packages to maemo.org.br repository. Maybe the service is down. I'll try to do it tomorrow.

20 comments:

Kirill Belokurov said...

Are you planning to add DJV support in the future?

ajf said...

Can you rotate the screen like FBReader does? That'd be a nice option.

keep the good work!

Etrunko said...

The option to rotate the document is available in the menu -> Edit -> Rotate Left|Right.

Anonymous said...

thank you very much :-)

Ed said...

Really, the Nokia 770 has no support for DJVU format. It would be nice if Evince port will support DJVU.

Thanks for your work.

Etrunko said...

DJVU support is coming!!

Anonymous said...

From where can I get? None of the repositories works for me...

Etrunko said...

You need to add both repositories to your application catalog.
Regards, Etrunko

Anonymous said...

I did so! But unfortunately I have error trying to refresh packages - I checked adress and passwords...

Etrunko said...

Hi,

To diagnose the problem better, please install the osso-xterm and run the following commands:

$ sudo /usr/sbin/gainroot
# apt-get update

You can also install it from there. Just run (as root)

# apt-get install evince


Regards, Etrunko

Anonymous said...

Everythink is just fine, but it asks me about password and I do not have any, so I stuck there
Sorry about my silly questions, but I'm just "saloon" linux user

Etrunko said...

It seems you don't have root access enabled in your device. There are some pages in the maemo wiki related to this.

http://maemo.org/maemowiki

Search for "become root" and you'll get a couple of ways to do it.

Regards, Etrunko.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, I'm working on it
:-)

Anonymous said...

I have a small problem with evince:
When i start it from the Program-Menu it crashes very often when i open a pdf.
But when i start it from xterm it works fine.

Anonymous said...

Oh and one more thing:
If the PDF has a big image (like a image of the book on the first page) its getting so terribly slow that you are lucky if you get control over your nokia back after 5 minutes :-(
No, now it just reboots :-(

Shamar said...

Little question: is there a way (using Evince) to read a PDF without needing to scroll horizontally, back and forth, back and forth, to read a page?

I'm tring a Nokia 770, which I will buy mainly for reading documentation...
(and for porting unuseful software... I'm a geek :D)

But the main reason will be the reading of documentation which is available as PDF...

But back and forth is good for sex, not for reading! :D

Etrunko said...

Hi Shamar,

Let me see if I understood your question. You may want to view the whole page in the screen isn't it? Actually you can rotate the document 90 degrees and then activate "Presentation Mode" to get the expected results.

Best Regards, Etrunko.

Shamar said...

Thanks for the rapid reply! :D

No, the problem is that viewing documentation like this the zoomed to become readable, the default PDF viewer needs the orizontal rule.

In other word I need to read the contents of the pdf, without all the format information which the pdf has for the printing.

I need to read contents easily...
For example for reading the http://perens.com/Books/

Etrunko said...

Hi Shamar,

I could read this document in fullscreen mode almost comfortably. The good thing about Evince is it stores the page you were when you decided to close it. So when you open that document again, it will start in the page you stopped.

In other hand, the bad thing about it is *very* hungry in terms of memory comsuption. The HUGE postgree SQL documentation you pointed causes device to boot by lack of memory even having 16 MB of swap enabled in my memory card.

I think if you have other not-so-heavy-documents they can be read perfectly with Evince. The best option it to try it before you buy a device.

Best Regards, Etrunko.

Anonymous said...

HELP! I cant instal Evince to my Nokia 770. I updated to 2006. Still, dont know how to install libglade and some other packages!