[poppler] Can pdfto*-commands depend on a specific backend?

Kristian Høgsberg krh at bitplanet.net
Mon Dec 12 12:20:41 PST 2005

Martin Kretzschmar wrote:
> Kristian Høgsberg schrieb:
>> This is awesome.  Overall, I'd like the command line utilities to be 
>> option compatible with the existing xpdf utilities and not depend on 
>> either the glib or the qt binding.  I think it's a good idea to ship 
>> and build any new command line tools we add these together with 
>> poppler, and since they'll be using the xpdf header files, it's pretty 
>> much the only option.
> Ubuntu is aleady shipping poppler ports of the xpdf command line utils 
> to escape the maintenance nightmare, AFAIK.

Indeed, I just lifted the command line utilities from the ubuntu package 
and added them on CVS head.  I made an ./configure option to disable 
building and install them.  Thorkild, if you have a patch to add a 
pdftosvg, send it to the list and I'll add it in.  Make sure to make the 
pdftosvg build conditional on the BUILD_CAIRO_OUTPUT option and check 
that the installed cairo actually has the svg surface.


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