pvfViewer in kdereview

Steve Allewell steve.allewell at gmail.com
Mon Mar 30 19:55:16 BST 2020

On 30/03/2020 18:36, Albert Astals Cid wrote:
> El diumenge, 29 de març de 2020, a les 22:28:55 CEST, Steve Allewell va escriure:
>> Hi all
>> pvfViewer (https://userbase.kde.org/pvfViewer) is moving to kdereview.
>> It is currently in scratch/sallewell/pvfviewer and the intention is to move it
>> to extragear/graphics when it has completed its review.
>> The application allows viewing and printing of PC Stitch Pattern Viewer files
>> downloaded from https://www.patternsonline.com
>> Because these patterns are only available by purchasing them from the website,
>> I have created one using the same file format so that it can be used for
>> testing.  I wasn't sure where the best place would be to upload it, or whether
>> to attach it with an email.  Suggestions are welcome.
>> I have tested the application with a number of files that were supplied by the
>> user that requested the application be written and all work correctly.
> Is it really not worth it merging it to kxstitch ?
> I know nothing about this stuff but seems "similar"?
> Would be good to have a sample file to try yes.
> So that pvf file is a pdf file with some other stuff i see.
> Would it actually make any sense to instead add support to Okular?
> Or there is stuff that is needed that doesn't fit the okular UI?
> Cheers,
>   Albert
>> Regards
>> Steve
Thanks for the feedback Albert

As KXStitch is a pattern editor and the pvf files are non-editable, I thought
it best to keep them separate since they may well be aimed at different
demographics, consumers rather than creators.

I have attached a sample file, hope that is ok.

The pvf file format is a small header followed by an embedded jpg file and an
embedded pdf file.

I did think about the possibility of adding it to Okular, but with the
requirement to view the jpg image and the pdf document together I was not sure
if it fit directly with the Okular UI.  Perhaps that is something you could
advise on.


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