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Quick PDF Library End-of-Life announcement

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Topic: Quick PDF Library End-of-Life announcement
Posted By: geonetwork
Subject: Quick PDF Library End-of-Life announcement
Date Posted: 10 Dec 21 at 2:40PM
"From December 13th 2021, Foxit will be sunsetting the following products: 
Foxit Quick PDF Library (All Platforms) [...] This means that we will not add new features, releases, or enhancements to these products" ...



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Posted By: Ingo
Date Posted: 10 Dec 21 at 3:04PM
"From December 13th 2021..." ???
Today is Friday, the 10th of December...
Where did you find these news?




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Cheers,
Ingo



Posted By: swb1
Date Posted: 10 Dec 21 at 3:18PM
I got an email from their marking dept this morning. 
https://www.foxit.com/campaign/notification/2021/1208/debenu-and-qpl-eol-pardot.html?utm_source=pardot&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=debenue-qpl&utm_content=eol" rel="nofollow - Foxit Quick PDF Library and Debenu Product Line End-of-Life announcement


Posted By: Ingo
Date Posted: 13 Dec 21 at 7:23PM
Oh... It's a pitty... :(
Good to have the sources...



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Cheers,
Ingo



Posted By: Ingo
Date Posted: 13 Dec 21 at 8:13PM
I've written the sad story of the library in short at topic "QuickPDF end of life"... :(



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Cheers,
Ingo



Posted By: rweetch
Date Posted: 14 Dec 21 at 2:16PM
Two options we could try for:

1: see if they would do a deal with TMS so that TMS would continue to develop them
2: Open source them

Do you think they would go for either of these?


Posted By: rweetch
Date Posted: 14 Dec 21 at 2:25PM
There is also  https://www.loslab.com/" rel="nofollow - losLab Software – PDF & Excel Software and Developer Library  - I have written to see if they have a feature comparison sheet


Posted By: Ingo
Date Posted: 14 Dec 21 at 7:51PM
The LosLab-website has no imprint ... no addresses ...
The description of the library sounds similar to QuickPDF.
The test package doesn't contain a feature list.
Not very confidence inspiring for me...


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Cheers,
Ingo



Posted By: rweetch
Date Posted: 20 Dec 21 at 10:31AM
@Ingo, if we put together a group of devs to support it do you think that FoxIt would open source or sell quickpdf? 


Posted By: Ingo
Date Posted: 20 Dec 21 at 6:45PM
Hi Russel,

Foxit won't like any more competition next to it - no matter how small ;-)
Buying the rights of the library will cost more the EUR 50.000,00 i think (i'm not an expert).
What we can do is gathering the members on a new platform... the source members could help each others solving source-issues and they could support the compiled members with new compiled versions of the library if they are able to prove that they are owner of a legal/valid compiled version. This could make it possible to get a version for Delphi 11 as well.

Let us search for long existing forum solutions online (perhaps free with ads) where we can find a new home. If Foxit doesn't like the activities here they can close the forum from one day to the other.
Nobody should hesitate if he/she has any suggestions regarding the problems here.



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Cheers,
Ingo



Posted By: rweetch
Date Posted: 04 Apr 22 at 12:51PM
I'm not sure if an alternative chat site has been set up, but as an interim I have set up a LinkedIn group https://www.linkedin.com/groups/9174376/



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