[poppler] Poppler 0.19.0 (0.20 Alpha) released

Albert Astals Cid aacid at kde.org
Thu Mar 1 13:24:22 PST 2012

Available from

WARNING: This is a unstable release, it is actually 0.20 Alpha release, it 
should work like any release from the 0.18 branch, but do not blame us if it 
turns your mouse into a tree.

Changes against the 0.18 branch:
 * Merge Xpdf 3.03
 * Add support for lcms2
 * SplashOutputDev: Implement Overprint
 * PSOutputDev: Implement Overprint
 * Expand glyph name ligatures such as "ff", "ffi" etc to normal form (Bug 
 * Use an Identity CharCodeToUnicode for Adobe-Identity and Adobe-UCS 
collections (Bug #35468)
 * CairoOutputDev: Avoid setting huge clip area when printing (Bug #44002)
 * CairoOutputDev: Fix test for rotation (Bug #14619)
 * CairoOutputDev: Don't read inline image streams twice (Bug #45668)
 * CairoOutputDev: set mask matrix before drawing an image with a mask (Bug 
 * Update glyph names to Unicode values mapping (Bug #13131)
 * Only use Hints table when there are no parse errors (Bug #46459)
 * Expose POPPLER_VERSION in poppler-config.h
 * pdftohtml: Output images in -xml mode if no -i option is specified
 * pdftohtml: Get rid of static data members; merge duplicated jpeg dumping 
 * pdftohtml: Be more consistent generating the outlines
 * pdftohtml: Generate outlines in pdftohtml in -xml mode (Bug #56993)
 * pdftohtml: Combine UTF16 surrogate pairs (Bug #46521)
 * pdfinfo: Report page rotation
 * pdfinfo: Decode utf-16 surrogate pairs
 * pdftoppm: Allow one of -scale-to-[xy] = -1 to mean the aspect ratio is to 
be preserved (Bug #43393)
 * pdftocairo: Allow one of -scale-to-[xy] = -1 to mean the aspect ratio is to 
be preserved
 * pdffonts: Add -subst option to list the substitute font name and filename
 * pdfseparate: Produce PDF/X conformant pdf pages if the original PDF was 
PDF/X conformant
 * pdfimages: Add -list option to list all images (Bug #46066)
 * Improve various manpages
 * Add poppler_fonts_iter_get_substitute_name
 * Demo improvements
 * Update gtk-doc makefile and m4 file
 * Fix typos in documentation
 * Add the option of PSConverter creating EPS
 * Form support improvements
build system:
 * autotools: Print the cairo version required if not found (Bug #44619)
 * autotools: Print the glib version required if not found
 * autotools: Use pkgconfig to check for libopenjpeg (Bug #21789)
 * autotools: Replace openjpeg compile test with a version test
 * Add a configuration option for the test data dir

Testing, patches and bug reports welcome.

My TODO list is:
 * Review " Support for CJK fonts in postscript / on Windows platforms" by 
 * Decide something with Adrian in the "Pdf that uses the symbol font" thread
 * Review "[Bug 46744] pdftops git 29feb12 -passfonts regression"

If anyone has anything else that thinks it is waiting on me for further 
feedback, tellme, because it's not on my list


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