[tex-live] poppler private API

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Sun May 27 16:54:49 CEST 2018

Hi Heinz,

> Currently a couple of tools shipped with texlive use libpoppler, which is 
> private API and not supposed to be used directly. Instead one of the frontend 
> libraries (libpoppler-cpp, libpoppler-glib, libpoppler-qt5) should be used.

> Please consider porting those to use the public API. libpoppler bumps the so-
> version with pretty much every release, which happens almost every month, and 
> recompiling texlive every month because of a new poppler release is no fun.

Yes indeed, poppler is a pain ;-) Do you have any suggestion, i.e. patch
for porting the functionality?

I faintly remember in very old days when poppler was first used it
wasn't possible to use the necessary functionality via the public api,
but that might have changed.

On a different front, why do you need to recompile TL every month? The
binaries we ship don't use external poppler.



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