[Development] Qt PDF as a new TP module for Qt 5.14
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Mon Aug 12 17:24:05 CEST 2019
12.08.2019, 18:19, "Thiago Macieira" <thiago.macieira at intel.com>:
> 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 . It allows Qt applications to
>> render/view PDF's in QWidget based applications , 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?
I guess bigger problem is that Poppler is GPL. PDFium is probably the only
permissively licensed PDF engine.
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