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On Sun, 14 Apr 2013, Girvin Herr wrote:

Looks like pdftk is written in Java.

So the gui (Graphical User Interface) is whatever the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) interfaces with. From my experience, it isn't pretty, but functional.

I noticed there are some other source files and some 3rd-party code in the package that I did not take time to investigate, and it takes Gcc to build it. But one of the big ideas of Java is that it contains its own gui code, so the programmer's effort is greatly reduced. I would be surprised if pdftk does not use the standard Java gui.
Girvin Herr

good to know, especially about the '3rd-party code'.

makes sense the gui would be in java so it can run on various platforms.

I don't however foresee myself invoking the gui unless I'm working off of Windows or something.

I'll look but I bet there's a command-line version for Windows too.


On 04/13/2013 11:24 PM, Felmon Davis wrote:
On Sat, 13 Apr 2013, Tom Davies wrote:

I'm only familiar with pdftk as a command-line tool; thus I was confused by the discussion of desktop environments.

it does have a gui interface (or several?) and then there are the Windows and Mac versions. I don't know what is used to make the gui interface on Linux.


Felmon Davis

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