On Sonntag, 15. März 2020 09:28:30 CET Dr. Werner Fink wrote:
On 2020/03/15 08:21:45 +0100, Axel Braun wrote:
as I don't not receive further replies / objections, can one of the maintainers please act?
The problem is poppler! This always changing API even with minor version changes breaks and will break packages. And upstream of poppler does not change this ... which is boorish at all. In fact many TeX projects do not use poppler anymore due to this endless API breakages.
Please get your facts straight.
Poppler has an exported ABI/API, which is available in form of the glib API (plain C, glib "strings" etc.), C++ API (plain C++) or a Qt API. These bindings are part of poppler, and have a stable API.
The internal API is **only** for use by popplers own bindings. There are no API/ABI guarantees for it. If projects use internal APIs, its their own fault.
 The poppler belongs to the main core of GNOME, that is every update of GNOME cause a breakage of every package which improvident depends on poppler.
Another paraphraph full of misinformed statements ...