[poppler] Direct Poppler access without frontend allowed?

Albert Astals Cid aacid at kde.org
Thu May 12 11:16:55 PDT 2011

A Thursday, May 12, 2011, Andreas Butti va escriure:
> Ok, I can provide my code, but I need some help to complete integrate
> with Poppler.
> My application is mostly written in C++, but I use GTK (no discussion
> about this combination;-)).

We don't provide any graphical implementation of anything so no GTK.

> The Question is now which frontend I should use.

Any, frontends are just frontends, functionality needs to be implemented in 
the core anyway.

> In my opinion, the best solution is may to create a new frontend, e.g. a
> PDF-editing frontend?
> Because then it's possible to change some behaviour, and add other
> things, like:
>     * Edit text within PDF documents (not add, add is no problem with
>       merging)
>     * Delete objects from a PDF (e.g. select a rectangle and delete all
>       objects within this rectangle)
>     * Copy objects
> Currently there is no easy to use application which support these 3
> operations for Linux.
> If poppler would have such a frontend I'll may append this functionality
> to Xournal++ (in the future, not now).
> What do you think about this?

Why you need a new frontend to implement that functionality?


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