Submitted by ChristianHaider on Sat, 2011-08-20 22:28
now it really happened… Phhhh. After 2 years in production, I finally have it out in the open. Last year at ESUG, I showed a bit briefly and was hoping to publish it in a few weeks… 52 weeks is also few, right?
It helped to have a talk about it scheduled at ESUG on Wednesday [see ESUG](http://www.esug.org/wiki/). After the talk I will put the slides here (the best documentation I have, besides the code).
The past year, I mainly worked on Fonts which are crutial to PDF - that took a bit longer than hoped. I implemented Type-1 fonts and some windows APIs, but now I connected it to PDF - last minute… Not much tested, but seems to work.
This week was really the last time to clean up, disentagle references, fix bugs and add some demo code.
I rewrote the user interfaces (PDFExplorer and FontExplorer) abandoning Widgetry for this project (too many unrelated dependencies) - unfortunately. There was a price: 2 features of the original tools were dropped because they couldn't get implemented in the base system.
I think that there are a lot of docs to write - I guess Origo can be a good place for it.
Now I am really curious about the reaction of the community. Will people look at it? Can they use it? Will it be ported to other Smalltalks? What bugs creap up?