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Re: Future of ViewPDF

From: Stefan Kleine Stegemann
Subject: Re: Future of ViewPDF
Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2005 10:08:26 +0200 (MEST)
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>> I discovered in the course of installing Evince, the new PDF viewer
>> for GNOME, that the FreeDesktop folks now endorse the "poppler"
>> PDF-management library, which is a stand-alone library created out of
>> xpdf's code. It would be very sensible for ViewPDF to be based on
>> that, because it will be easier than including all of xpdf's source,
>> and updates (including security patches) will be more frequent. Evince
>> renders the vast majority of my PDFs very well, so I think ViewPDF can
>> make the change with no drawbacks.
> Hi,
> Yes but we need to be sure that the library won't change ( GNOME
> people always do that )
> and poppler is still 0.2.
> I think we have to wait for
> 1) ObjC++ to that too.
> 2) See what Apple PDFKit in Tiger will looks like ( does someone have
> links / docs about it ? )

I completly second this. But for 1) we may have to wait forever :-)


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