Ubuntu Touch: Poppler or MuPDF as PDF renderer

Alexander Antimonov alexander.antimonov.od.ua at gmail.com
Mon May 20 22:32:07 UTC 2013

Hi Paul,

On Mon, May 20, 2013 at 8:35 PM, Paul Sladen <ubuntu at paul.sladen.org> wrote:
>> On Fri, 2013-05-17 at 01:25:12PM +0200, Till Kamppeter wrote:
>> > On a mobile device this is overkill. We need only one PDF renderer
> Is this just for the Phablet Core apps?  Or to be part of the
> generally-available standard API for third-party apps?
> MuPDF is available either a proprietary $$,$$$/year licence, or under
> the GPL.  If either of those licences is not a problem, then the other
> options Alexander has listed can be investigated/stated.
>         -Paul

As both Poppler and MuPDF are strong copylefted, question is if
either of two may be turned into "standard API" for pdf rendering?
Because doing so would require third-party apps be GPL compatible.


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