[Okular-devel] Okular active

Thomas Pfeiffer colomar at autistici.org
Tue May 15 20:08:14 UTC 2012

On Monday 14 May 2012 21:04:49 Marco Martin wrote:
> Hi all,
> (please maintain CC: since not everybody is subscribed to both lists)
> Looking at the current status of applications that are shipped with Plasma
> active (and will be on the first device) we seen that there wasn't a
> satisfying application for reading ebooks. Okular is preinstalled, but with
> a touch screen has some problems, especially small screens.
> Another application was developed, "tablet reader" but had some problems
> (wasn't really integrated with kde or plasma active, no possibility to open
> remote files, had a custom file selection dialog, two separate declarative
> views)
> But, looking at the Okular core library, we seen that is very
> widget-agnostic, clean and gives all for free (multiple types, tables of
> contents..) in the branch mart/okularActive, there is:
> * a qml plugin that depends only on okularcore (only had to duplicate
> pagepainter from ui/ hopefully will be possible to avoid that)
> * a small qml application that uses plasma components and the small app
> library from Plasma Active (conditional build over that library)
> Since doesn't have particular dependencies the component can be used not
> only in plasma active byt anywhere in qml.
> The app is purposedly very barebone, so far looks like this:
> http://wstaw.org/m/2012/05/14/plasma-desktopXi3533.png
> It is supposed to view a single document, still very basic, (is just
> possible to see a page or a thumbnail grid of all pages, things like table
> of contents, bookmarks, annotations will come eventually), and is supposed
> to be launched by clicking on a file on a filemanager (or the active file
> browser) so it's hidden from the menu and doesn't even start alone.
> The qml components just let to paint pages for now, i hope will be possible
> soon to add search, table of contents and support for hyperlinks (maybe the
> api will have to be changed a bit to have that)
> Cheers,
> Marco Martin

So is this based on Bogdan's work to integrate the Okular libraries into 
tabletReader or did he abandon this work or was it wasted because the result 
is just being discarded?

And is there already a package in the OBS for testing it? If so, what's its 
The screenshot looks nice, but I'd like to see it in action so I can give 

Thomas Pfeiffer

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