[NTG-pdftex] Xpdf 3.00 - a PDF viewer for X

Martin Schröder ms@artcom-gmbh.de
Fri, 23 Jan 2004 10:03:21 +0100

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This means pdf1.5 is on the horizon and will be in 1.2 (which should
be there before BachoTeX).

Best regards
               Martin Schröder, ms@artcom-gmbh.de
     ArtCom GmbH, Lise-Meitner-Str 5, 28359 Bremen, Germany
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From: "Derek B. Noonburg" <derekn@foolabs.com>
Subject: ANNOUNCE: Xpdf 3.00 - a PDF viewer for X
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Glyph & Cog, LLC is pleased to announce a new version of Xpdf, the
open source Portable Document Format (PDF) viewer for X.  The Xpdf
project also includes a PDF text extractor, PDF-to-PostScript
converter, and various other utilities.

Xpdf runs under the X Window System on Unix, VMS, and OS/2.  The non-X
components (pdftops, pdftotext, etc.) also run on Win32 systems and
should run on pretty much any system with a decent C++ compiler.

Major changes:
* New PDF rasterizer ("Splash").
* Added support for PDF 1.5.
* Replaced pdftopbm with pdftoppm (which can generate PBM, PGM, and PPM

See the `CHANGES' file for a complete list of changes.

Source (C++ and C) is available, and it should be fairly easy to
compile for UNIX, VMS, OS/2, and Win32.

More information, source code, and precompiled binaries are on the
xpdf web page and ftp site:


For information on commercial licensing and consulting, please see the
Glyph & Cog web site: