[poppler] Poppler libs on Qt Symbian - Performance - Can it work?

Colby Boyer colby.boyer at gmail.com
Wed Nov 10 14:51:27 PST 2010

Thanks for the feedback Albert. If I have time I will play around with it 
this weekend and see what I can make happen.

Colby Boyer

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On Wed, 10 Nov 2010, Albert Astals Cid wrote:

> Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2010 19:18:32 +0000
> From: Albert Astals Cid <aacid at kde.org>
> To: poppler at lists.freedesktop.org
> Newsgroups: gmane.comp.freedesktop.poppler
> Subject: Re: Poppler libs on Qt Symbian - Performance - Can it work?
> A Dimecres, 10 de novembre de 2010, Colby Boyer va escriure:
>> Anyone experiement with how well the Qt PDF poppler libraries work with
>> symbian? I'm not sure if there will be much of an issue of going to ARM
>> with the poppler lib, let alone symbian. I know poppler already has the Qt
>> hooks, so getting it to work in the Qt SDK is trival.
>> Two things worry me, performance issues on speed and memory usage. Can
>> anyone comment on this? Or has anyone tried this?
>> It would be nice to replace the sad sad excuse of a program known as adobe
>> reader for the symbian OS. On the desktop, poppler does much better so I
>> think the same can hold for the mobile space. Also, its a good chance to
>> get an open source program out there in that mobile space.
> I tried it, it's somehow slow but usable on "simple enough pdf" (part of the
> slowliness comes from the fact I could not compile in release mode because the
> ancient gcc compiler the sdk provices dies on some of the code because can't
> find enough registers or something). About memory, well it should be using the
> memory it needs, though it probably can be improved.
> There is one unresolved issue i did not tackle that is the replacement of
> fontconfig, so non embedded fonts basically don't render.
> Albert
>> -----------
>> If no one has tried it, I will give it a shot and let you know how it
>> goes!
>> Thanks!
>> Colby Boyer
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