Saturday, 18 May 2013

Re: Ubuntu Touch: Poppler or MuPDF as PDF renderer

On Sat, May 18, 2013 at 10:16:09AM +0200, Till Kamppeter wrote:
> On 05/18/2013 07:17 AM, Steve Langasek wrote:

> > On Fri, May 17, 2013 at 01:25:12PM +0200, Till Kamppeter wrote:
> >> So Ghostscript is out of the question here as it is large and the PDF
> >> interpreter is written in PostScript. Poppler has the advantage of
> >> having a long history and so it should deal best with quirky files.
> >> MuPDF is written with lightweightness in mind, is the only free software
> >> which allows filling and saving PDF forms,

> > This doesn't sound accurate to me - I've used evince before (which is
> > poppler based) to fill out PDF forms and save them. Maybe this should be
> > checked?
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/evince/+bug/1153517

Thanks for the reference. However, this doesn't say "poppler does not
allow filling and saving PDF forms", it says "there is a bug in saving forms
with encrypted PDFs which is fixed in a later version of poppler." It seems
like we should just get the poppler transition done (after confirming that
it fixes the problem), and be done with it?

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