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

Konstantin Tokarev annulen at yandex.ru
Mon Aug 12 17:26:28 CEST 2019



12.08.2019, 18:25, "Konstantin Tokarev" <annulen at yandex.ru>:
> 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.

(not counting PDF.js)

-- 
Regards,
Konstantin



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