On Wed, Feb 7, 2018 at 6:03 PM, Kevin Cozens <ke...@ve3syb.ca> wrote:
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A bit of git log searching gives the response to this:
Author: Michael Natterer <mi...@gimp.org>
Date: Mon Nov 7 16:00:52 2016 +0100
Bug 763214 - Wrong rendering of shadings in PDF imports...
...(in libpoppler -> requires a more recent version)
Require libpoppler >= 0.44.0 which contains a fix for this bug.
> The git master version of GIMP requires the 0.44 version of poppler. That
> version is not available for the 18.3 (latest) version of Linux Mint. I
Note that git *master* is not supposed to follow whatever is in the
stable distributions. We may have some advance, which is normal for a
development version. If ever we limited ourselves to what is in any
distribution *currently*, then *that* would be the start for problems.
In any case, as a general rule, it is better to have state-of-the art
versions of everything since they are supposed to get better (but for
exception and regression bugs).
> modified the configure.ac file to require the 0.41 version of poppler. I ran
> distclean and a full build of GIMP and had no compile errors. I have not
> seen any problems running GIMP with this older version of poppler.
Yeah as the git message says, that's not a change of API or anything.
So it would work. But then you may encounter bugs in rendering of
shadings. Or not. We don't take the chance. :-)
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