Evince (was Re: New joyride build 2222)

Jim Gettys jg at laptop.org
Thu Jul 31 14:39:12 EDT 2008


On Wed, 2008-07-30 at 18:28 -0400, Chris Marshall wrote:
> S Page wrote:
> > Mikus Grinbergs wrote:
> >
> >> Noticed that sugar-evince 2.20.1.1-3.olpc3 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-0.6.2.4-olpc2).  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.
> 
> --Chris
> 

Things not in trac tend to get forgotten....  Is it in trac?  If so,
what bug?
                      - Jim

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Jim Gettys <jg at laptop.org>
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