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Hathi Download Helper

   1.0.7  

Qt Web Application

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Downloads:  808
Submitted:  May 18 2013
Updated:  Mar 30 2014

Description:

Hathi Download Helper is a tool for downloading books from hathitrust.org.

Features:
- download of pdf files
- download of image files
- download of ocr text files
- export of download link lists
- creation of batch jobs (download multiple books at once)
- merges several pdfs to a single pdf book
- converts image files to pdfs or a pdf book
- creates searchable pdf files
- Proxy support
- webproxy support
- page setup support due to underlying pdf printer (letter, A4, A3 etc.)
- Adjustable GUI style and font
- (auto) update checker

Dependencies:
- for merging of existing pdf files the free tool "pdftk" (http://www.pdflabs.com/) is used in the background.

Miscellaneous:
- Developed under QT 4.7.4 (mingw), Windows 7 Pro SP1
- tested on Winows 7 Pro, Ubuntu 13.04,Win XP
- binary installer for windows: HDH_v1.0.7_setup.exe (see links below)

Others:
- OS/2 package available ( thanks to qt-apps.org-member 'bretel')




Changelog:

18.05.2013: initial version 1.0.0

19.05.2013: version 1.0.1 released:
fixed bug in image resolution setting after 'page setup' dialog, renamed images files in qt resources, copied image files in application directory

24.05.2013: version 1.0.2 released:
changed development environment to 4.7.4, added compiler switch for qt 5.x, tested on linux and windows system, added options for GUI style and fonts, updated GUI, bug fix for missing ocr files, reduced freezing effect of GUI during pdf creation, added 'pdftk' binary for linux/OS, added selection for proxy type,

03.06.2013: version 1.0.3 released:
bug fix for proxy type selection. moved pdf merge & conversion into QThread worker to eliminate freezing effect of GUI during processing. Changed usage from QPixmap to QImage for pdf creation. Changed OCR text extraction method to reduce memory usage(QWebkit is really greedy). Improved text font size adjustment method. Added Author and Publisher information. Changed Windows installer creation from QT framework installer to inno setup compiler to fix kernel32.dll error on win XP.

02.07.2013: Version 1.0.4 released:
improved download performance by using parallel download requests (it is really much faster now :-D ), added encryption for proxy password, added 'check for update' feature, added batch job feature for downloading several books at once, added link export function

18.08.2013: version 1.0.5 released:
re-implementation of all GUI elements and dialogs, fixed text clipping of GUI elements, fixed page shrinking on pdf creation due to long ocr text, improved download speed, re-designed help file

27.10.2013: version 1.0.6 released:
bug fixes: lost destination path for single pdf-file creation, application crash on manual file selection. Added new features for batch job dialog: 'edit book', 'load job', 'save job', added gimmicks for Halloween and Christmas, minor changes.

30.03.2014: version 1.0.7 released:
added new download options: webproxies, resume of book downloads, added user settings dialog, added auto-update option, coding: separated GUI from file downloader.




LicenseGPL
(version 1.0.7: qt project file (qt 4.7.4) + source)
MS Windows(Hathi Download Helper Installer v1.0.7 for Windows)
(version 1.0.6: qt project file (qt 4.7.4) + source)
other(Hathi Download Helper Installer v1.0.6 for Windows)
(Hathi Download Helper 1.0.6 package for OS/2)
(version 1.0.5: qt project file (qt 4.7.4) + source)
(Hathi Download Helper Installer v1.0.5 for Windows)
(version 1.0.4: qt project file (qt 4.7.4) + source)
(Hathi Download Helper Installer v1.0.4 for Windows)
(old version 1.0.3: qt project file (qt 4.7.4) + so)
(old Hathi Download Helper Installer v1.0.3 for Win)
(old Hathi Download Helper package for OS/2 (thx to)
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 failed to build in Linux

 
 by buchendor on: May 19 2013
 
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failed to build in linux using QT 4.7.3. This is the log

# qmake
Project MESSAGE: Warning: unknown QT: webkitwidgets
RCC: Error in 'images.qrc': Cannot find file 'images/elephant.png'
RCC: Error in 'images.qrc': Cannot find file 'images/elephant_leeching.gif'
RCC: Error in 'images.qrc': Cannot find file 'images/elephant_leeching.png'
RCC: Error in 'images.qrc': Cannot find file 'images/elephant_reading.gif'
RCC: Error in 'images.qrc': Cannot find file 'images/elephant.ico'

I managed to fix this moving all images into proper directory and re-started

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# qmake
Project MESSAGE: Warning: unknown QT: webkitwidgets

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# make
/usr/bin/uic hathidownloadhelper.ui -o ui_hathidownloadhelper.h
/usr/bin/uic proxydialog.ui -o ui_proxydialog.h
/usr/bin/uic fileselectdialog.ui -o ui_fileselectdialog.h
g++ -c -pipe -O2 -Wall -W -D_REENTRANT -DQT_NO_DEBUG -DQT_GUI_LIB -DQT_NETWORK_LIB -DQT_CORE_LIB -I/usr/mkspecs/linux-g++ -I. -I/usr/include/QtCore -I/usr/include/QtNetwork -I/usr/include/QtGui -I/usr/include -I. -I. -o main.o main.cpp
main.cpp:2:21: error: QtWidgets: No such file or directory
In file included from hathidownloadhelper.h:6,
from main.cpp:5:
fileselectdialog.h:5:23: error: QStringlist: No such file or directory
In file included from hathidownloadhelper.h:6,
from main.cpp:5:
fileselectdialog.h:18: error: extra qualification ‘fileselectdialog::’ on member ‘getFileList’
In file included from main.cpp:5:
hathidownloadhelper.h:52: error: ‘QTextDocument’ has not been declared
main.cpp: In function ‘int main(int, char**)’:
main.cpp:10: error: variable ‘QApplication a’ has initializer but incomplete type
main.cpp:14: error: ‘QStyleFactory’ has not been declared
make: *** [main.o] Error 1


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 Re: failed to build in Linux

 
 by hathidownloadhelper on: May 20 2013
 
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Thx for the feedback.
I'm using QT 5.0.2 on Windows 7 Pro., The version 1.0.0 was build without any problems. But I've used your log to fix the errors and uploaded version 1.0.1. I will test version 1.0.2 on both, Linux and Windows before uploading it.


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 Re: failed to build in Linux

 
 by marcusbritanicus on: May 21 2013
 
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Of course it will not work with Qt 4.7. The Source is for Qt5 which is significantly different from the Qt 4.x series. Qt5 has separated widgets from QtGui to QtWidgets. I think the author should provide a source for Qt4 separately as Qt5 is not yet wide-spread as Qt4 in linux distributions


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 Re: Re: failed to build in Linux

 
 by hathidownloadhelper on: May 21 2013
 
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Thx for your comment. I will do this for version 1.0.2


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 Version 1.0.2 released

 
 by hathidownloadhelper on: May 25 2013
 
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Version 1.0.2 is backward compatible to Qt 4.x and has been tested with version Qt 4.7.4 on Windows and on linux sytems.


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 Re: Version 1.0.2 released

 
 by buchendor on: May 27 2013
 
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confirmed working

I built without pains this qt application using qt 4.7.3 (I made a static compilation since I built qt statically) 31 MB unstripped, 25 MB stripped

strip --strip-unneeded

and about 9 MB compressed with upx


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 Re: Version 1.0.2 released

 
 by marcusbritanicus on: Jun 15 2013
 
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Tested with Qt 4.8.4 and Qt 5.0.1. Works on Linux x64 beautifully... :)


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 make install not available...

 
 by wolfetr on: Jul 3 2013
 
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build for linux(Qt 4.8) Ok!
Hand curves do installer ? Make install don`t work


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 FreeBSD build tips

 
 by Illoai on: Feb 20 2014
 
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IlloaiIlloai
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Seeing as how FreeBSD isn't linux, win, or mac, you need to put something like

<code>
#elif (Q_OS_FREEBSD)
QString sPdftkScript = "/usr/local/bin/pdftk ";
</code>
somewhere near line 3886 in hathidownloadhelper.cpp

Similarly, need to figure out something for the file manager around line 3922-ish. As it sits, though, it builds fine.

Cheers.


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 FreeBSD build tips

 
 by Illoai on: Feb 20 2014
 
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IlloaiIlloai
CTO Dollar Flush®

Seeing as how FreeBSD isn't linux, win, or mac, you need to put something like

<code>
#elif defined(Q_OS_FREEBSD)
QString sPdftkScript = "/usr/local/bin/pdftk ";
</code>
somewhere near line 3886 in hathidownloadhelper.cpp

Similarly, need to figure out something for the file manager around line 3922-ish. As it sits, though, it builds fine.

Cheers.


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