sean wrote:Again, many thanks for your help here, I've seen you help many others with Porteus. Many thumbs up to you !!!!!
Always a pleasure to help, when it is appreciated.
When I first arrived on the Porteus scene, I struggled for days trying to get a familiar text editor going. This I needed to reduce the hassle in getting the other apps, I needed, going. A while later got a couple of ideas on how to reduce the module's size, after which I offered it to the community. Well, blow me down, this guy comes along and says I've got one that's even smaller and it's available on this link.
Had been struggling for days, not keeping difficulties to myself, but posting on the forum. This could not have gone unnoticed,
and the offer could have been made then, and been greatly appreciated/ (Same on the web. One can ask about and search for an app till blue in the face, finally make it yourself, and it's when you offer it that someone is ever so eager to tell you that one already exists, and where to find it. Nowadays I do not wait and waste time on querying many sites, nor on long searches. If something does not turn up in a couple of days, just write it myself. In the end it's that much quicker and less hassle, being done to one's own specifications.)
On the other hand there is ztrapl, forever offering modules. Now, following initial difficulties trying to get browser to run java applet, without erroneous interaction, or simply falling over on Porteus, have been running applet from browser in Mint. Interaction is fine on Mint, but sometimes browser keels over, owing to having Nouveau driving Nvidia graphics card. So, decided to try a jre
module ztrapl recently put up. Worked fine, and was pleasantly surprised to find that icedtea browser plugin was not needed as module came complete with browser plugin.
Now, in the real world there are entities like government departments, trying to make life easier for themselves by complicating ours. They no longer send out forms for us to fill in, but instead assume we all have computers and internet. Form, normally in pdf format, has to be downloaded from a website, and the squares filled in after printing out said form. (Worst instance met, being salmon-red UK passport application form.)
Once again needing to fill out yet another form, had been casting around all week for an app able to edit a pdf form. As a test, tried reading in the salmon-red form, which got garbled, and in openoffice some fields got overlaid and turned lime-green. Finally couple of days ago, noticed ztrapl had put up a Master PDF Editor, and this passed the test, reproducing faithfully all the squares needing filling in. So now it's just a matter of editing my latest form, printing it out and signing it, instead of print out, followed by laborious filling in of squares manually.
So, on my part a big thumbs up
to ztrapl (who I suspect is not above making modules when noticing someone needs one).
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