Lucide 1.0 RC1 available
January 23, 2007 by admin
Serenity Systems International and netlabs.org today released RC1 of
Lucide 1.0, a document viewer for eComStation designed as a replacement for Acrobat Reader.
One goal of Lucide is to have a fast document viewer which is well
integrated in the eComStation WPS and supports features like drag and drop and printing and which makes as easy as possible to work with PDF and other files on eComStation.
Important note: Lucide now requires the UniClip package http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/cgi-bin/h-search?key=UClip
Lucide will not start without installed UniClip!
UniClip is designed to allow OS/2 programs to exchange unicode text using the clipboard with other native programs or with odin-ized programs.
It is compiled using Odin source code, so it shares the same clipboard formats recognized in win32 native programs.
Changes since the previous Lucide beta release:
- Ask for password, if document is password-protected.
- Support for Pipe commands.
- 'New window' menuitem.
- Writes into EA thumbnail of first page of document (for eSchemes Deluxe).
- Added 'print to file' option for postscript output.
- Remember last selected printer during session (closed ticket #96).
- Copy unicode text to clipboard in OpenOffice.org compatible format.
- Optimized unicode conversion, fixes crash in uconv.dll (closed
- Speedup for 'As Image' printing, fixed crash (closed ticket #94).
- Odd/Even printing for 'As Image' printing.
- Plugin API extension: extended error reporting.
- PDF plugin: freetype library updated to release 2.3.0 (closed ticket #76).
- DJVU plugin: handle document load errors.
- Added NLS-files: Italian, Czech, Russian.
- Updated NLS-files: Spanish, German, French.
All registered eComStation customers can download Lucide 1.0 RC1 (as zip or WarpIn file) from the the eComStation Betazone, after login at:
If you find any bugs please report them to the Netlabs tracking system:
If you want to provide some more plugins for Lucide you will find the
sample source code on this page as well. The package also contains all
GPLed parts of the source code.
Heiko Nitzsche published 3rd party plugins for Lucide, based on GBM. They are available from his homepage at: http://heikon.home.tlink.de/
Support for Lucide is available on the Lucide mailinglist, you will find
Serenity Systems International