[tex-live] sources of pdftopng

Siep Kroonenberg siepo at cybercomm.nl
Tue Jan 5 12:38:30 CET 2016

On Tue, Jan 05, 2016 at 12:20:14PM +0100, Siep Kroonenberg wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 05, 2016 at 10:32:31AM +0100, Ulrike Fischer wrote:
> > Am Mon, 4 Jan 2016 14:17:53 -0500 schrieb Michael Shell:
> > 
> > 
> > > That should provide Ulrike a way to easily get pdftopng under Windows.
> > 
> > The problem is not so much to "somehow get" pdftopng (actually it
> > seems to work if one uses the version from w32tex.org along with the
> > kpathsea dll) or pdftocairo (which sounds interesting) too, but what
> > is the best source for a tex distribuation like miktex. Maintaining
> > a tex system is a lot work and I don't want to make it more
> > difficult than necessary.
> One option is to forget about the xpdf- or poppler utilities and
> instead write a very small C program which calls Miktex Ghostscript
> with suitable parameters.

Actually, the poppler libraries are already part of the MiKTeX
source. But looking, at the source tree, I get the impression that
TeX Live gets its xpdf utilities directly from the original foolabs
xpdf sources.

Siep Kroonenberg

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