Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Poppler 0.7.3 (0.8 RC2) released

This is the second and last release candidate of what will be Poppler 0.8

Changes include:
* Fix regression in Splash renderer
* Fix off-by-one write in Splash
* Plug some minor leaks in Optional Content code
* Improve error handling when creating a document in the glib frontend

So only one regression and some minor fine tuning. Seems we are on track for
releasing 0.8.0 next week

glib tests are known not to build using cmake, so if you are using cmake
disable glib tests for now.

Testing, patches and bug reports welcome.


Richard Van Den Boom said...

Thanks for your work, I must say that PDF rendering looks very good in Okular using poppler.
There's one thing that seems to be behind Acrobat reader, it's the rendering speed : on large files with 300dpi full page images, AR displays the file and moves around almost instantly, while Okular/Poppler takes several minutes to render the complete thing.
Do you have any idea why it is so and if it's possible to improve this?
Best regards,

Albert Astals Cid said...

Whitout having a look at the document it is impossible to know why this happens. Please go to poppler bugzilla and report a bug there.