[poppler] [RFC] Drop the qt4 frontend at the end of the year

Albert Astals Cid aacid at kde.org
Sun May 21 17:25:20 UTC 2017

El diumenge, 21 de maig de 2017, a les 16:55:13 CEST, pqt at LEFerguson.com va 
> Would this affect the availability of the Arthur front end?  I had the
> impression it was somehow related to QT4, but maybe it just started back
> then?

In poppler-speak, Arthur is not a frontend, it's an outpudev/backend, i.e. 
what renders things.

Arthur is available though the qt4 and qt5 frontends.

In my opinion you should not be using Arthur though, my understanding is that 
the rendering is noticeably worse than splash.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: poppler [mailto:poppler-bounces at lists.freedesktop.org] On Behalf Of
> Albert Astals Cid
 Sent: Sunday, May 21, 2017 12:49 PM
> To: poppler at lists.freedesktop.org
> Subject: [poppler] [RFC] Drop the qt4 frontend at the end of the year
> Hi, as mentioned partially in another thread I'd like to drop the qt4
> frontend at the end of the year.
> Reasons:
>  * Qt upstream stopped supporting Qt4 in May 2015
>  * KDE (one of the major Qt users) will stop releasing apps based in Qt4 at
> the end of the year too.
> I would not mind keeping the code if someone else steps up to maintain it,
> but 
 *personally* I will not care about it, or have qt4 installed to check
> if things even compile after the end of the year.
> Cheers,
>   Albert
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