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DjVuLibre - djvu reader

Hi,

Now that we have a portable PDF reader, time to make a portable DjVu reader as well!

DjVuLibre is LGPL and located on sourceforge, so shouldn't be a problem to include here.

Thanks
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There's currently JavaDjvu

There's currently JavaDjvu Portable in beta testing. Will that work for you?

If you prefer another option, please provide a link to this other application. It makes it easier for us to find and we can get started helping you sooner.

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A few alternatives :

This is available both for windows and Mac :
http://windjview.sourceforge.net/

also, there's lizardtechs browser-plugins,
available for windows, mac and linux :
http://www.lizardtech.com/download/dl_options.php?page=plugins
but I don't think they are released under the GPL Sad

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Popularity

Is djvu a popular enough format in actual use to justify its own portable app? PDF is probably the most ubiquitous file format online. But djvu... I've never even heard of it.

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It's certainly not as

It's certainly not as popular as PDF, but it is apparently in use for certain types of books which in turn are not currently available in PDF. So the question of popularity is germane, but PDF is not really an alternative for reading the DJVU documents that are out there.

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Popularity

I wasn't talking about alternatives. I was referring to the fact that the original poster had said now that we had PDF, we should have djvu. I was pointing out a possible flaw in that logic as the reason we have a PDF reader is that everyone (or nearly everyone) needs a PDF reader. djvu, on the otherhand, may be an esoteric or niche format which having a portable app reader for would be more work than it is worth. That's why I was asking what the popularity of it is as I, personally, have never even encountered it before now.

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WinDjView

Actually, it seems WinDjView gets around 2-3,000 downloads a day vs DjVuLibre which only gets around 400-500. Odd because WinDjView seems to be abandoned whereas DjVuLibre seems to be actively maintained.

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JavaDjVu seems to do what

JavaDjVu seems to do what one would want a DjVu reader Portable to do: open DjVu docs.

WinDjVu stores lots of stuff in the Registry. That's not necessarily a showstopper, just a bit messy.

Some of the DjVu readers are more interested in being Browser plugins than in being standalone readers. I was concerned that they might make it too easy to integrate with the host computer's default browser.

The JavaDjVu Portable is a bit heavy on RAM, but it seems to do the job, so I figured it would take up the slack until/unless there is need for something more. If you think WinDjVu or DjvuLibre would be good alternatives, I could work on them.

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Actually I don't think that

Actually I don't think that should be the reasoning, John.

The fact that "everyone (or nearly everyone) needs a PDF reader" makes everyone (or nearly everyone) have it installed on all of his/her PCs. Even internet cafes seem to have a version of Acrobat installed these days. That actually undermines the need in having portable PDF viewer - why carry it with you when it's there everywhere. (settings?)

DjVu, on the other hand, "may be an esoteric or niche format" and that's the reason why one would need it only once in a while, and that's what makes it worthwhile to have it on USB stick with you - for these cases.

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Sorry, I never heard of djvu

Sorry, I never heard of djvu format. Don't know what it is exactly and what apps generate it...

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http://djvu.org/ Here's some

http://djvu.org/

Here's some info about DjVu. I also hadn't heard of the format until recently.

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These two facts probably

These two facts probably mean this format will keep getting more popular.

- In 2002 the DjVu file format was chosen by the Internet Archive as the format in which its Million Book Project provides scanned public domain books online (along with TIFF and PDF).

- DjVu format will be used by the One Laptop per Child project

More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DjVu#History

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Here it is

Here is the soureforge Win32-x86 binary, which is portable (written in portable QT, etc)
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=32953&package_id=7...

More info is available here:
http://djvu.sourceforge.net/djview4.html

Basically, just download and install the program, then just copy the program folder to a USB drive, done.

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Well, just because there is a

Well, just because there is a "portable" in its description doesn't mean it meets the requirements of "portable" around here. It still stores lots of settings in the Registry, with no obvious way to get it to put them elsewhere.

It may be that the developers think of "portable" as "being able to be compiled on multiple platforms", rather than "running from a portable drive leaving no personal information behind".

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