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

Allan Sandfeld Jensen kde at carewolf.com
Wed Aug 14 01:04:38 CEST 2019


On Wednesday, 14 August 2019 00:59:39 CEST Thiago Macieira wrote:
> On Tuesday, 13 August 2019 13:03:17 PDT Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer
> 
> wrote:
> > PDF libraries tend to be a common source of CVEs, so whichever library
> > is used it should be certainly easy to update without the need of a
> > third party acting as a proxy.
> 
> That is also the biggest drawback with Poppler, so if PDFium does it better,
> it's a nice advantage.
> 
> Poppler only ships security fixes for the latest version, not any past
> release. So if you are affected, unless you have the knowledge to backport a
> fix, you have to upgrade to a release which may contain new features.
> 
That is exactly the same Chromium does. Except we already put the work into 
backporting the fixes.

'Allan






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