[Development] Qt PDF as a new TP module for Qt 5.14
fabrice.salvaire at orange.fr
Mon Aug 19 22:00:58 CEST 2019
I implemented PDF rendering in Qt application.
My opinion is that Poppler is not the best piece of open source code,
look the code in comparison to MuPDF, it is C but clean C and run on
Rather Poppler is more like a pile-up of crappy codes. Some years ago,
somebody complained that Poppler doesn't use the same rendering engine
on Gnome and KDE ...
And Okular is nearly unable to print a document, try to print a 10 cm
square on a printer or to do complex printing, personally I would prefer
to boot Windows and use Acroread instead.
However I don't have experience with PDFium.
Le 12/08/2019 à 17:16, Thiago Macieira a écrit :
> 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?
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