[texworks] Mac OS TeXworks + fontconfig

Jonathan Kew jfkthame at googlemail.com
Tue Jun 7 21:11:14 CEST 2011

On 7 Jun 2011, at 18:59, Charlie Sharpsteen wrote:
> I think we should do the following:
> 1. Merge the updates to `poppler-mac-font-handling.patch` and the new
> `poppler-bogus-memory-allocation-fix.patch` back into the TeXworks SVN
> repository. I have exported these patches and attached them to the end
> of this email.
> 2. I'll roll up a new 0.5.0 release that uses Quartz instead of
> Fontconfig. That way when we submit the patches back to Poppler, we
> can say "X people tried it on Snow Leopard, Y people on Leopard, and
> it didn't blow their computers up".
> 3. Re-submit the patches for inclusion in the Poppler source if there
> are no issues with the 0.5.0 build. Perhaps we could also consider
> downgrading the changes to the buildsystem so that Fontconfig is stil
> the default, but "mac" is now an option.  This would be a smaller
> change to the Poppler status quo which might help the patches get
> accepted.
> Jonathan, any thoughts on trying another submission to Poppler?

I think it'd be good to try and get this into the upstream code, so that we (you) don't have to maintain separate patches and deal with merging when future poppler releases come out. Go for it!


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