FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
» Video Reviews

» Linux Archive

Linux-archive is a website aiming to archive linux email lists and to make them easily accessible for linux users/developers.


» Sponsor

» Partners

» Sponsor

Go Back   Linux Archive > Debian > Debian Development

 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
 
Old 02-03-2011, 08:39 AM
Ricardo Mones
 
Default Bug#611880: ITP: webkit2pdf -- export web pages to PDF files

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Ricardo Mones <mones@debian.org>

* Package name : webkit2pdf
Version : 0.1
Upstream Author : Colin Leroy <colin@colino.net>
* URL : http://webkit2pdf.sourceforge.net/
* License : GPLv2+
Programming Lang: C
Description : export web pages to PDF files

Webkit2pdf is a little GTK+ tool designed to fetch web pages and
export them to numbered PDF files (or to print them).
.
Specifying paper size and output directory is also supported.



--
To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to debian-devel-REQUEST@lists.debian.org
with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact listmaster@lists.debian.org
Archive: 20110203093914.18635.65482.reportbug@busgosu">http ://lists.debian.org/20110203093914.18635.65482.reportbug@busgosu
 
Old 02-03-2011, 09:15 AM
Cyril Brulebois
 
Default Bug#611880: ITP: webkit2pdf -- export web pages to PDF files

Ricardo Mones <mones@debian.org> (03/02/2011):
> Description : export web pages to PDF files
>
> Webkit2pdf is a little GTK+ tool designed to fetch web pages and
> export them to numbered PDF files (or to print them).
> .
> Specifying paper size and output directory is also supported.

Hope this helps:

$ apt-cache show wkhtmltopdf | sed -n '/^Description/,$p'
Description: Command line utility to convert html to pdf using WebKit
wkhtmltopdf is a command line program which permits to create a
pdf from an url, a local html file or stdin. It produces a pdf like
rendred with the WebKit engine.
.
This program requires an X11 server to run.
Homepage: http://code.google.com/p/wkhtmltopdf/
Tag: implemented-in::c++, interface::x11, role:rogram, uitoolkit::qt, use::converting, works-with::text, works-with-format::html, x11::application

KiBi.
 
Old 02-03-2011, 09:19 AM
Luca Bruno
 
Default Bug#611880: ITP: webkit2pdf -- export web pages to PDF files

Ricardo Mones scrisse:

> Package: wnpp
> Severity: wishlist
> Owner: Ricardo Mones <mones@debian.org>
>
> * Package name : webkit2pdf
> Version : 0.1
> Upstream Author : Colin Leroy <colin@colino.net>
> * URL : http://webkit2pdf.sourceforge.net/
> * License : GPLv2+
> Programming Lang: C
> Description : export web pages to PDF files
>
> Webkit2pdf is a little GTK+ tool designed to fetch web pages and
> export them to numbered PDF files (or to print them).
> .
> Specifying paper size and output directory is also supported.

Have you seen cutycapt[0] already? I see no advantages in having
webkit2pdf in Debian too, so far. Care to compare and expand your
rationale?

[0] http://packages.debian.org/squeeze/cutycapt

Cheers, Luca

--
.'`. ** Debian GNU/Linux ** | Luca Bruno (kaeso)
: :' : The Universal O.S. | lucab (AT) debian.org
`. `'` | GPG Key ID: 3BFB9FB3
`- http://www.debian.org | Debian GNU/Linux Developer
 
Old 02-03-2011, 11:13 AM
Fabian Greffrath
 
Default Bug#611880: ITP: webkit2pdf -- export web pages to PDF files

There is also webkit-image, which currently only exports to PNG image
format, though.


[0] http://packages.debian.org/source/sid/webkit-image


--
To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to debian-devel-REQUEST@lists.debian.org
with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact listmaster@lists.debian.org
Archive: 4D4A9BCE.80700@greffrath.com">http://lists.debian.org/4D4A9BCE.80700@greffrath.com
 
Old 02-03-2011, 12:25 PM
Vincent Bernat
 
Default Bug#611880: ITP: webkit2pdf -- export web pages to PDF files

OoO En cette fin de matinée radieuse du jeudi 03 février 2011, vers
11:15, Cyril Brulebois <kibi@debian.org> disait*:

> $ apt-cache show wkhtmltopdf | sed -n '/^Description/,$p'

OoO En cette fin de matinée radieuse du jeudi 03 février 2011, vers
11:19, Luca Bruno <lucab@debian.org> disait*:

> Have you seen cutycapt[0] already? I see no advantages in having
> webkit2pdf in Debian too, so far. Care to compare and expand your
> rationale?

> [0] http://packages.debian.org/squeeze/cutycapt

It seems neither cutycapt nor wkhtmltopdf (as compiled in Debian) allows
to convert hyperlinks. Does webkit2pdf allows this?
--
BOFH excuse #113:
Root nameservers are out of sync
 
Old 02-03-2011, 08:08 PM
Ricardo Mones
 
Default Bug#611880: ITP: webkit2pdf -- export web pages to PDF files

Hi all,

First thanks for your interest in webkit2pdf. I wasn't aware of the
cutycapt and wkhtmltopdf packages, but now that you mention them and after
having tested both alternatives I still prefer webkit2pdf, see below.

On Thu, 03 Feb 2011 14:25:42 +0100
Vincent Bernat <bernat@debian.org> wrote:

> OoO En cette fin de matinée radieuse du jeudi 03 février 2011, vers
> 11:15, Cyril Brulebois <kibi@debian.org> disait*:
>
> > $ apt-cache show wkhtmltopdf | sed -n '/^Description/,$p'
>
> OoO En cette fin de matinée radieuse du jeudi 03 février 2011, vers
> 11:19, Luca Bruno <lucab@debian.org> disait*:
>
> > Have you seen cutycapt[0] already? I see no advantages in having
> > webkit2pdf in Debian too, so far. Care to compare and expand your
> > rationale?

Sure. First, it's GTK+-based and doesn't depend on QT libraries like the
other two.

Other important reason it has a minimalistic GUI which allows previewing
the result, while retaining the ability to just work on the command line
if the right parameters are supplied. The others are not capable of this.

Also gets some extra points for being also the smallest of the three:

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 28576 Feb 3 16:24 /usr/bin/webkit2pdf
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 41056 Jul 2 2010 /usr/bin/cutycapt
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 275520 Oct 12 23:26 /usr/bin/wkhtmltopdf

My impression is that is also faster, though I've not done extensive
timings. Is as fast as or slightly faster than wkhtmltopdf and a lot faster
than cutycapt (I guess this being a SVN version has room for improvement).

And finally, this is subjective and also is probably dependent on the
page's CSS, but the default result of webkit2pdf is more readable to me
than the others on the same pages.

I'll update the long description with the non-subjective items

> It seems neither cutycapt nor wkhtmltopdf (as compiled in Debian) allows
> to convert hyperlinks. Does webkit2pdf allows this?

Nope, the URLs are appended after the linked texts, just like the others.

regards,

P.S.: Please keep the bug address in Cc, I'm not subscribed to devel@ list.
--
Ricardo Mones
http://people.debian.org/~mones
«Your aims are high, and you are capable of much.»
 

Thread Tools




All times are GMT. The time now is 05:16 PM.

VBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2007, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright ©2007 - 2008, www.linux-archive.org