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Version of May 2016

Image conversions are faster for non-optimized cases. The fallback pixel-by-pixel conversion was changed: first convert the image to the screen representation and then to PDF (which is optimized).

There are also some bug fixes concerning fonts and images using multiple filters.

And for the UI: the [left arrow] in the PDFExplorer tree view now moves the selection to the parent when not opened. To me this is the expected behavior for tree views.

Version of February 2016

A comprehensive implementation for using Smalltalk images with PDFs was added to the PDF4Smalltalk library (see Images). This overdue feature was realized thanks to the encouragement of Bob Nemec, author of Report4PDF, and the generous funding from his employer, the Canadian engineering company HTS.

March 2015

Gitorius is closing down. Therefore I decided to use my own webspace to host the PDF4Smalltalk documentation.

In the last 3 years, nothing much happened except for the occasional bug fix. But recently, I am more active again.

I am working on the ContentStream whith, hopefully, leads to higher level objects like texts or graphical elements instead of a stream of graphics operators.

Since the project is on my own server now, I hope that I will program and write a bit more…

May 2012

This project was hosted at Origo until the end of Mai 2012. The wiki was recreated on Gitorius. Other contents was preserved as follows:

  • The Blog was recreated on this wiki at Blog. Until another place is found to host the blog, the old contents is preserved here for reference.
  • The static Forum contents has been reposted on the discussion list and can be seen in the archive.
  • The issue tracker was not used much… so I dropped it with the old contents.

August 2011

Published the first version as open source.

February 2011

Started to write documentation at Origo.

February 2009

Started to implement the PDF specification as replacement for the PostScript output module for smallCharts.

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