[poppler] ANNOUNCE: gimp-poppler version 0.4.0

Kristian Høgsberg krh at bitplanet.net
Wed Jun 29 08:43:03 PDT 2005

Nathan Summers wrote:
> gimp-poppler version 0.4.0 has been released.  It can be downloaded at
> http://rockwalrus.dyndns.org/~rockwlrs/gimp-poppler . This new version
> features thumbnailing and the ability to only load individual pages. 
> There are other features; check the NEWS file for details.
> Unlike previous versions of gimp-poppler, this version relies on
> features only present in the developer's version of GIMP.  At present,
> it requires a fairly recent version from CVS.

Wow, good work, that's really nice.  Ideally, you shouldn't have to use 
the /usr/include/popper/* API, so I was looking through glib_glue.cc to 
see what kind of functionality we need to provide in the glib wrapper to 
avoid this.  First, the page label is actually available in the glib 
wrapper - it's probably not the most discoverable interface, but it's a 
GObject property.  So you can do

         char *label = NULL;

         g_object_get (G_OBJECT (poppler_page),
                       "label", &label,

to get the label for a PopplerPage.

As for the anti-alias toggle... I'm not sure.  It's only affecting the 
fonts with the splash backend, right?  And the cairo backend can't 
respect that setting.  Is it really something you'd want to disable?

Getting at the paths and text in the PDF as you mention in your previous 
mail is a lot more difficult.  We can't easily get at that with the 
current poppler structure, and defining a good API for this isn't easy 

Anyway, it's great to see poppler and the glib wrapper used outside 
evince.  Let us know if there is more information you need from the 
poppler-glib API.


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