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Re: 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.


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

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