[NTG-pdftex] poppler (was: epdfview)

Martin Schröder martin at oneiros.de
Fri Apr 21 11:57:30 CEST 2006


On 2006-04-21 11:43:17 +0200, Frank Küster wrote:
> Currently, poppler is a nearly drop-in-replacement for xpdf.  In the
> long run, I think it would be better if it would be changed
> 
> - to not expose as much internals as xpdf does, but instead
> 
> - provide a well-defined API, and
> 
> - in the version without any bindings, do this specifically with
>   non-displaying purposes in mind (document parsing, extracting,
>   changing, etc.).
> 
> But it seems, since the poppler project was created to merge code
> accumulated in viewers and maybe printing backends, this is low priority
> for the people currently involved.

The poppler developers are quite interested, but indeed they have
other priorities.

> I say that I think this should be changed, although it has a drawback:
> It would mean that we can't have the same code and still switch between
> poppler and xpdf.  But on the other hand, *if* parsing and extraction is
> cared for by the poppler people, we might be better of with that than
> currently with xpdf.

Agreed.

Best
    Martin
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