Evince (was Re: New joyride build 2222)

Chris Marshall jns-cmarshall at comcast.net
Wed Jul 30 18:28:56 EDT 2008

S Page wrote:
> Mikus Grinbergs wrote:
>> Noticed that sugar-evince brought in
>> poppler 0.6.2-5.olpc3, which is 3 MB.
> I think 8.1.0 and 8.1.1 have the same dependency (on 
> poppler-  Evince needs Poppler to render PDFs. 
> <http://live.gnome.org/Evince/SupportedDocumentFormats>
> Speaking of Evince, does Read support DjVu in 8.2.0? 
> http://djvu.org/docs/ has some test files.
> http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/2448 says yes, but 
> http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/6223 and http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/6426 
> suggest no.
> I don't care, except that <http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Image_file_formats> 
> presents DjVu as OLPC's preferred e-book file format.

I have to vote that I do care.  DjVu is much more efficiently rendered
at high resolution being designed for that purpose.  In fact, DjVu format
is efficient enough that often a direct scan of a document at 300dpi
compressed to DjVu format is smaller and faster displayed than a PDF
file of the same document.  I believe some timings were reported in
a previous thread around the bug ticket: #6223.  A look at the
ticket indicates it has been pushed back to 9.1.0.


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