[poppler] Cairo Backend for Qt Wrapper
Albert Astals Cid
aacid at kde.org
Tue Jun 23 16:02:44 PDT 2009
A Dimarts, 16 de juny de 2009, Paul Gideon Dann va escriure:
> On Monday 15 June 2009 22:19:41 Albert Astals Cid wrote:
> > You still have to show me a PDF that has better font rendering in Cairo
> > than in Splash (not that i say it is not better/worse, but you failed to
> > provide evidence)
> Fair enough :) It really applies to pretty much any PDF containing text.
> I'll pick as an example the "Little Manual of API Design":
> Cairo with FIR5 and Slight Hinting:
Right they do different and i can agree the second looks somewhat better,
still my local Splash copy renders different than yours and looks a bit like
the Cairo one, don't ask me why.
> > No, most distros would compile it enabled because Cairo is cool and then
> > i would have a horde of Qt purists/trolls shouting me because now they
> > have to install the Cairo shit to view PDF, and sincerely, i prefer you
> > (1 person) to all Qt purists/trolls shouting at me.
> Hehe, nice line :) I understand your position, and maybe you're right. I
> think you're underestimating distro packagers though. They're aware of the
> politics, and 90% of the time it's the packagers that have to take the flak
> from users, so I know they consider their options carefully.
Your experience with packagers is different than mine.
> I have to admit to being caught a little off-guard by your argument.
> Surely we want to provide choice, don't we?
To a degree yes, but adding Cairo to the Qt4 frontend is a choice i don't feel
like giving at the moment, sorry.
Feel free to have your own poppler git repo with your patches.
> Some distros are purist, some
> are liberal. If you don't merge this for fear of upsetting the purists,
> you're cheating the liberals. If you provide the choice, the decision (and
> responsibility) is theirs and not yours.
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