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Month: August 2012


From: Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...>
Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2012 11:05:04 -0700 (PDT)
If I understand correctly, kpdf uses xpdf as a base rendering engine. The xpdf code in the Trinity source tree uses 3.02 from February 2007, which has been patched for security reasons several times since then.

There also is a patch to improve a scrolling speed bug that is caused by more recent gcc versions.

The most recent version of xpdf is 3.03.

Many distros have these patches applied or use 3.03.

* Does compiling kpdf use an existing installed xpdf from the distro or does the build process only use the xpdf code that is in the kpdf source tree?

* If the latter, then should we be patching the Trinity version of xpdf? Or updating to the latest release of xpdf?

* If the latter, what is needed to change the build process to use an existing installed xpdf rather than the stale version in the Trinity sources?