[Development] Qt PDF as a new TP module for Qt 5.14

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Mon Aug 12 17:16:52 CEST 2019

On Monday, 12 August 2019 05:35:06 PDT Kai Köhne wrote:
> I suggest to promote Qt PDF to a Qt module. For Qt 5.14, it will be in Tech
> Preview state, and Shawn Rutledge is volunteering to be the maintainer.
> Although still staying an independent library from the user's perspective,
> it will be hosted and built in the qtwebengine.git repository. Initially
> only the desktop platforms (Windows, Linux, macOS) would be supported.
> Qt PDF is so far a Qt labs module [1]. It allows Qt applications to
> render/view PDF's in QWidget based applications [2], and is built on top of
> PDFium. However, development has been stagnant, also because it is built on
> top of a rather old version of PDFium.

Has any analysis been done comparing the feature and platform support, and 
codebase size, for PDFium versus Poppler?

Or is the big problem that the library we need to use (poppler-qt) depend on 
Qt itself?

Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
  Software Architect - Intel System Software Products

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