Monday, November 21, 2016

How to Install MuPDF 1.10 e-book Support on Ubuntu 16.10

   MuPDF, a lightweight PDF, XPS, and E-book viewer.  The renderer in MuPDF is tailored for high quality anti-aliased graphics. It renders text with metrics and spacing accurate to within fractions of a pixel for the highest fidelity in reproducing the look of a printed page on screen. MuPDF is also small, fast, and yet complete.

MuPDF 1.10 Changelog:

Headline changes:
  •     FictionBook (FB2) e-book support.
  •     Simple SVG parser (a small subset of SVG only).
  •     mutool convert: a new document conversion tool and interface.
  •     Multi-threaded rendering in mudraw.
  •     Luratech decoders for JBIG2 and JPEG2000 (commercial releases only).
  •     Optional JPEG-XR support (not included by default for security reasons).
  •     Updated base 14 fonts from URW.
  •     New CJK font with language specific variants.
  •     Hyperlink support in EPUB.
Reduced memory use:
  •     New tool muraster: example printer driver with limited RAM usage and automatic banding.
  •     Alpha channel is now optional in pixmaps.
  •     More aggressive purging of cached objects.
  •     Partial image decoding for lower memory use when banding.
Reduced code size when building with a subset of features:
  •     Reduced default set of built-in CMap tables to the minimum required.
  •     FZ_ENABLE_PDF, _XPS, _JS, to disable features at compile time.
  •     Function level linking.
Interface changes and cleanups:
  •     Dropped pdf object generation numbers from public interfaces.
  •     Simplified PDF page, xobject, and annotation internals.
  •     Closing and freeing devices and writers are now separate steps.
  •     Improved PDF annotation editing interface (still a work in progress).
  •     Document writer interface.
  •     Banded image writer interface.
Mobile viewers:
  •     New JNI interfaces to match capabilities of 'mutool run' javascript.
  •     New android and desktop java examples using new JNI interface.

Installation instructions: 
We can add this PPA to Ubuntu Operating  Systems and install MuPDF 1.10 with few easy commands.

Open terminal and insert command line...

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install mupdf mupdf-tools

Option, remove the PPA after installing MuPDF 1.10 via command:

$ sudo apt install ppa-purge

$ sudo ppa-purge ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps


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