[Ftp-release] [poppler] Poppler 0.17.3 (0.18 Beta 3) released

Albert Astals Cid aacid at kde.org
Mon Aug 29 15:09:31 PDT 2011

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Changes against the 0.17.2 release:
 * PSOutputDev: Use Patterns for tiling fill when PS level >= 2
 * PSOutputDev: Avoid using /PatternType if only one instance of the pattern 
is used
 * PSOutputDev: Add poppler version as comment in the file
 * CairoOutputDev: Set mime data for soft masked images (Bug #40192)
 * CairoOutputDev: Assume printer pixel size is 1/600" when stroking 0 width 
lines (Bug #39067)
 * CairoOutputDev: Use cairo_show_text_glyphs() when printing
 * CairoOutputDev: Fix stroke patterns (Bug #11719)
 * CairoOutputDev: Fix unique id mime data
 * CairoOutputDev: fix stroking of very thin lines
 * CairoOutputDev: align strokes when Stroke Adjust is true and line width <= 
1 (Bug #4536)
 * TextOutputDev: Add TextFontInfo::matches()
 * Improve PNGWriter
 * Rework writing of PDF files

 * Introduce pdftocairo - utility for creating png/jpeg/ps/eps/pdf/svg using 
 * Introduce pdfextract - utility to extract PDF pages
 * Introduce pdfmerge - utility to merge PDF files
 * Fix compilation warning
 * pdftohtml: Support text rotation (Bug #38586)
 * Update SEE ALSO section of man pages

 * Add poppler_page_get_text_attributes()
 * Add text attributes information to text demo

 * Add a way to get the fully qualified name of a FormField
 * Minor documentation improvements

We are on track for the release schedule which means we no longer accept 
features, only bugfixes:
 * Sep 12 (+2 weeks) Poppler 0.17.4 (0.18 RC)
 * Sep 26 (+2 weeks) Poppler 0.17.3 (0.18)

On my queue for RC is: 
 * BOM and endianness of poppler::ustring class

Testing, patches and bug reports always welcome.


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