[cairo] [poppler] Printing with poppler on Windows

Peter Åstrand astrand at cendio.se
Thu May 8 01:52:03 PDT 2008

On Wed, 7 May 2008, Krzysztof Kowalczyk wrote:

> I wrote Sumatra and native windows makefile for poppler (using slash
> backend) and here's my advice: drop cairo and use slash backend on
> windows. It's much easier to get working because it only depends on
> libjpeg + zlib + freetype and when I checked in visual studio makefile
> some time ago, it was working. I also provide pre-compiled
> libjpeg+zlib+freetype libraries and detailed build instructions
> (http://cgit.freedesktop.org/poppler/poppler/tree/README.windows).

Thanks. But this would mean that I'll have to implement all GDI-speak 
myself, right? That was the main reason why I looked at Cairo: It's GDI 

> Your other option is mupdf. I recently contributed native windows
> build there as well and it has the same dependencies on windows
> (libjpeg+zlib+freetype).

Might be an option.

Best regards, 
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