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dot.KDE: The Road to KDE 4: Okular and Ligature Document Viewers

Feb 15, 2007, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Troy Unrau)

"Focusing again on applications this week, specifically I'll look at two of the promising document viewers for KDE 4, Okular and Ligature. They are two of the rising stars of KDE 4, but they both have their roots as KDE 3 applications that have grown up. Read on for more...

"In the past, KDE has had a wide variety of programs designed for viewing all sorts of file formats, and using the KParts technology of KDE, these viewers were able to be embedded into other KDE applications such as Konqueror as and when they were needed. Supported formats included TIFF, PDF, PostScript, fax, DjVu files, and many more. okular and Ligature have grown up from some of these earlier designs to become much more than simple document viewers..."

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