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

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Mon Aug 12 21:20:35 CEST 2019


On Monday, 12 August 2019 11:22:23 PDT Konstantin Tokarev wrote:
> 12.08.2019, 21:01, "Thiago Macieira" <thiago.macieira at intel.com>:
> > On Monday, 12 August 2019 08:24:05 PDT Konstantin Tokarev wrote:
> >>  I guess bigger problem is that Poppler is GPL. PDFium is probably the
> >> only
> >>  permissively licensed PDF engine.
> > 
> > And? If Poppler is a superior alternative, then people can accept its GPL
> > requirements or not display PDF.
> 
> s/not display PDF/use alternative solution like pdf.js/

Agreed.

But that doesn't mean we have to offer an inferior alternative. Whether you 
can / wish to use it or not, not our problem.

https://www.gnu.org/licenses/why-not-lgpl.en.html - "Why you shouldn't use the 
Lesser GPL for your next library"

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





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