This blog will inform you about news on PDFCreator as well as aspects and stories around pdfforge.
philip | 2012-02-16 17:36
I just have released my first article on CodeProject. It is about the DataStorage classes I have built to generate type-safe setting classes. This is a side task for migrating PDFCreator to .Net. The classes are already used in Images2PDF and the PDFArchitect.
You can read the full article here:
philip | 2011-12-21 17:48
We know that having a MSI setup is vital for many people out there having to install PDFCreator on a large number of machines. For all of you there are good news, as we are doing quite some progress with the MSI development. After having some problems with our installer package (InstallAware), we now get quite used to it and found ways to bypass its limitations.
Of course it is hard to tell when exactly the MSI will be ready, but I am confident that this will happen soon. If thing go well, it could be that we have a first version ready for testing in January.
And of course after all, we want to thank anyone who has donated for the MSI support. This helped us buying the installer and we hope to serve you with a MSI package really soon.
philip | 2011-11-12 11:56
As we try to concentrate on developing PDFCreator, we have posted two small projects on freelancer.com. In these projects we were looking for developers who can create to modules for this website (running drupal) to better integrate translations.
The projects did not go too well. They were started in August and none of this has been finished so far, while we at the same time have spent much time communicating with the freelancers, finding bugs in early versions, explaining the specification etc.
And then suddenly, freelancer.com has released to money though the project was not finished. So we now have no module and on money. And we can't get the money back and can't even write a bad review on the person who did this, because this is only possible for 14 days after the planned deadline. So, by taking too much time, the developer can protect himself and freelancer.com also supports this kind of behaviour.
The support of freelancer.com was not willing to help us in any way except writing a mail to the developer and telling us, that we should stay in contact. So my strong recommendation is to never ever use freelancer.com for anything. They just do as they like and then quote their terms, that all freelance.com is release from any damage the usage of their site causes. That really is bad business behaviour.
philip | 2011-11-02 11:18
Today we are happy to introduce two new things on pdfforge.org. The first thing is our new tool Images2PDF. It is available with PDFCreator as well, but now can also be downloaded seperately, so you can have it in the latest version, even if there is no update for PDFCreator. Images2PDF allows you to take a bunch of images and quickly convert them to a PDF file. You can also set the compression and tell Images2PDF to resize the images.
The second thing to announce is our new download page. This is something we have created based on Googles AppEngine, so it should be able to handle some requests, unlike our web server has been in the past ;-)
The download page always takes a stable build, which we recommend to use, but it will also get unstable (nightly) builds from our build server, so you can test bleeding edge features or check if the bug you have found (what? a bug? ;-) ) was successfully fixed.
As we are talking of bugs: Images2PDF and the download site are both really new, so please test them and if you find something that is strange or does not work at all, then please leave a note in our forums.
So we hope you like the news and give a few nice comments.
philip | 2011-09-09 12:18
We are happy to publish the minor release PDFCreator 1.2.3 today. It includes an updated Ghostscript, extended versions of Images2PDF and the pdfforge.dll and some minor fixes.