Version 50 (modified by Silvan Scherrer, 8 years ago) (diff)

better wording about lucide dead end

Welcome to Lucide

Lucide is a plugin based document viewer for eComStation (OS/2). In its first incarnation it supports PDF, DjVu and JPEG files but new document types can easily be added to it.

Since i consider Lucide a dead end, there will be no new version from myside (Silvan Scherrer aka _diver). If a new developer steps forward, i will help him as much as i can. If you want to have a uptodate viewer, look at the alternative to Lucide below.

Alternative to Lucide

If you look for a alternative to Lucide, please see QT4 Office Apps and search for QPDFView.

Current Status

  • Lucide until Version 1.21 was only released as binary.
  • Lucide since Version 1.30 is opensource software

Additional software prerequisites

It is strongly recommended to install from the WPI packages, if not using RPM.

kLibc 0.6.5 LibraryWPIkLibc Runtime libraries
GCC 4 Core LibrariesWPIGCC 4 runtime libraries (this wpi gets updated regulary when new gccxxx.dll are around).

If you use RPM you should install the following, if not already done:
yum install netlabs-exp
yum install libgcc gcc-stack-protector gcc-stdc++-shared-library gcc-supc++-shared-library

Latest Version

The latest version is 1.3.5 released on 14.09.2012. The list of changes can be found here.

Lucide is available for downloading in the following packages and formats:

Lucide executable and pluginsWPI1.3.1This is the official Lucide package
Lucide executable and pluginsZIP1.3.1This is the official Lucide package
Lucide executable and pluginsWPI1.3.2This is the official Lucide package
Lucide executable and pluginsZIP1.3.2This is the official Lucide package
Lucide executable and pluginsWPI1.3.3This is the official Lucide package
Lucide executable and pluginsZIP1.3.3This is the official Lucide package
Lucide executable and pluginsWPI1.3.4This is the official Lucide package
Lucide executable and pluginsZIP1.3.4This is the official Lucide package
Lucide executable and pluginsWPI1.3.5updated poppler lib
Lucide executable and pluginsZIP1.3.5updated poppler lib


We did two mailinglists for Lucide, one for users and one for developers. If you want to join them please read the instructions in our Wiki. You can also access them online:

Bugs & Features

Lucide is not yet a finished product, some features are missing and some are not fully tested yet. If you encounter any bugs you are welcome to register it as a new ticket. Please make sure you check the list of open tickets first to see if the bug was already registered once. Also try to assign it to the correct component, it is quite easy to do with TRAC.
We review the tickets regulary and leave comments if we need more info. So please revisit the Feedback analysis as often as possible. If we leave comment and don't get feedback from the ticket creator, we will close the ticket after some weeks.

Anonymous access to the ticket system has been restricted due to multiple attacks of stupid spammers we've been suffering from lately. In order to create a new ticket or comment the existing one, you need to login with your Netlabs login id. If you do not have a login id, you can request one at We are sorry for inconvenience, but at the present time this is the only way to avoid extremely annoying spam.


Lucide is now complete open source software, so feel free to take a look at it or even contribute.

Plugin API

The plugin API is using SOM, this allows programmers to write their own plugin without the need of recompiling it every time a new Lucide release is done. It's up to the developer to decide if the plugin he/she writes will be open source or not, Lucide will work with both type of plugins.

Please read How to write your own plugins for Lucide.

Plugin Sourcecode

You can download the sourcecode of all our plugins direct from the svn. If you have any problems please post to the developer list.

  • the svn trunk contains all external libraries (poppler, libdjvu, libjpg) and the source for all Lucide plugins.

Building Lucide