direct usage of poppler (core)
Right now Inkscape uses and depends directly on the core library of Poppler.
This is an huge problem, given that Poppler core does not install headers by default, and does not maintain SC and BC, even between patch releases. Basically, the core library is "private". What should be used of Poppler is any of its frontends, being poppler-qt (Qt3), poppler-qt4 (Qt4) and poppler-glib (GLib), that can provide a more toolkit-like API and SC/BC at least for patch releases.
So, please port Inkscape to poppler-glib instead of poppler, otherwise it can break even after updating patch releases of Poppler.
(Of course, the Poppler developers are available for help.)
|Changed in inkscape:|
|importance:||Undecided → High|
|status:||New → Confirmed|