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Re: intent to do a poppler transition

Hubert Chan <hubert@uhoreg.ca> wrote:

> On 2006-10-02 12:54:12 -0400 Frank Küster <frank@kuesterei.ch> wrote:
>> But the way I would approach this is:  Look at existing projects that
>> include a copy of xpdf code, and are non-gui.  Besides pdftex, that's at
>> least pdftohtml, but I think there was one more in Debian (recalling
>> faintly from one of the rounds of security patches to xpdf).
> Maybe it was PDFKit (libpdfkit0,libpdfkit0-dev)?  PDFKit uses poppler
> for the non-gui stuff, and embedded xpdf code for the gui stuff,
> because porting to poppler for the gui stuff was too hard for me.  (I
> know, it's an ugly hack, but it works.)  So any non-gui xpdf
> vulnerabilities won't affect PDFKit.

Ah, but that means that you would also be interested in continued
support of poppler for a non-gui, backend-free library?  Are you also

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)

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