[poppler] Direct Poppler access without frontend allowed?

Vincent Torri vtorri at univ-evry.fr
Wed May 11 12:53:13 PDT 2011

On Wed, 11 May 2011, Albert Astals Cid wrote:

> A Wednesday, May 11, 2011, Andreas Butti va escriure:
>> Hello everybody
> Hi
>> I'm working on a new Xournal version (Xournal++, not yet present on a
>> webpage, only in the SVN).
>> I used Poppler to display PDF and also for PDF export, to implement the
>> PDF export (merging two PDFs together) I access Poppler without any
>> frontend.
>> I'm working on Ubuntu, which contain all necessary headers, but other
>> distributions don't.
>> Now there is a discussion if it's allowed to access Poppler without
>> frontend, or not.
>> I thought it should be allowed, because on the poppler Wiki are also two
>> projects listed which access poppler without frontent,
>> But now I need a clear answer if it's allowed or not, and if not if
>> there is another way for me to implement this without breaking any rules.
> It is not encouraged since we reserve the right to change the API (and do so)
> at any release (minor versions included) while our API in the frontends is
> much more stable.
> If you tell us what you are missing from the public frontend API we might add
> it, or you might even contribute the code you have that uses the internal API
> so we add it to our frontend ;-)

in my case, I use that API as I use another framework than glib or QT. I 
know that the API can change, so it's not a problem (for me).

Vincent Torri

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