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

Konstantin Tokarev annulen at yandex.ru
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 [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?

I guess bigger problem is that Poppler is GPL. PDFium is probably the only
permissively licensed PDF engine.


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