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1 & 2 from above were not just "cosmetic". They were related and caused by a wrong initial state of the UI. Thanks for testing and feedback. It should be fixed in r7757!

Regarding your other question the answer is no.


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1 & 2 from above were not just "cosmetic". They were related and caused by a wrong initial state of the UI. Thanks for testing and feedback. It should be fixed in r7757!

thanks!

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Regarding your other question the answer is no.

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i just tested compiled r7757 (thanks to oddi) - all mentioned errors about favorites export are fixed.

thanks, Rene!


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I'm a long time user of QMC2 and have been looking into better integration of QMC2 with MAME Extras. One of the issues is support for PDF files, so that manuals could be added for arcade and software lists. Any interest?

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There is experimental support for PDF files through PDF.js (see Tools / PDF viewer), but there's no direct connection to machine-related documentation. The interest/priority to complete this functionality is low at the moment because it's not clear yet if this approach will still work when we switch to Qt 5.

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The alternative would be to use Poppler, but I hate its many dependencies (although everything should be available on Windows and probably Mac OS X as well). Anyway, external dependencies should always be an optional thing, so that's why I decided for PDF.js in the first place (it can easily be integrated, Mozilla Firefox does the same BTW).

Right now there is no external dependency besides Qt 4 or 5.

- SDL is required for joystick support but can be disabled
- libarchive can be enabled if available but is not required
- zlib, lzma and minizip are 'bundled' but can be switched to external libraries (system-libs)

I would like to keep it that way. So PDF.js seems to be the only solution unless Qt 5 gets built-in support for PDF rendering.

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Mozilla's actually looking to switch to Google's PDFium (https://pdfium.googlesource.com/pdfium/) but that looks pretty heavy for QMC2 duty.

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Thanks for the info, RB. I wasn't aware of PDFium yet. At least another possible alternative. But yeah, looks like it's also too heavy to integrate source-wise.

PDF.js is actually working (mostly) fine with QtWebKit in Qt 4. If QtWebKit will really be resurrected for Qt 5 (I read about such plans a few weeks ago, but I'm not sure if they are "official" plans) then I assume it will continue to work. Otherwise I can only hope that QtWebEngine is already mature enough to support PDF.js as well.


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If QtWebKit will really be resurrected for Qt 5 (I read about such plans a few weeks ago, but I'm not sure if they are "official" plans) then I assume it will continue to work.

Here's more info about this: http://qtwebkit.blogspot.de/2016/08/qtwebkit-im-back.html

This is good news because QtWebEngine is quite different (I tried porting to it already, and gave up on my first try soon wink , also it's supposed to be slower than QtWebKit).


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Not sure if this is even possible, but no harm in asking ...

I frequently use the Notes tab to see all available resources (images) for a machine/device. Now that QMC2 supports manuals would it be possible to add the manual to the template, with a link to open the manual? A step further would be to make the link a snapshot of the first page of the manual.


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Providing a file URL is possible so the notes-template could link to it somehow, or use an exported function to open the PDF externally... but for what? You can simply add the "open manual" action to the tool-bar and use it. A "snapshot" of the first page would mean to render PDF which is troublesome in case of the browser-internal use.


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