Debian Bug report logs - #580621
xpdf: draft of updated packaging

Package: xpdf; Maintainer for xpdf is Michael Gilbert <mgilbert@debian.org>; Source for xpdf is src:xpdf.

Reported by: Rogério Brito <rbrito@users.sf.net>

Date: Fri, 7 May 2010 08:51:02 UTC

Owned by: Rogério Brito <rbrito@ime.usp.br>

Severity: normal

Tags: patch

Done: Michael Gilbert <michael.s.gilbert@gmail.com>

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From: Rogério Brito <rbrito@users.sf.net>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: xpdf: draft of updated packaging
Date: Fri, 7 May 2010 05:49:49 -0300
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Package: xpdf
Severity: normal
Tags: patch

Dear Michael,

I am just preparing a new update of xpdf, based on the tree:

	http://github.com/rbrito/xpdf/tree/hotfixes

since I don't know if upstream has any open repository.

Besides integrating the patches there (so that the debian directory can
be kept as small as possible), I made also some small changes to the
packaging, which I am attaching to this e-mail.

Please, if you follow up to this e-mail, do send me CC, as I am not sure
if my e-mails are getting through.


Thanks, Rogério Brito.

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Kernel: Linux 2.6.34-rc6-00106-gd93ac51 (SMP w/2 CPU cores; PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=en_US.utf-8, LC_CTYPE=pt_BR.utf-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages xpdf depends on:
ii  poppler-utils [xpdf-utils]  0.12.4-1     PDF utilitites (based on libpopple
ii  xpdf-common                 3.02-3~pre01 Portable Document Format (PDF) sui
ii  xpdf-reader                 3.02-3~pre01 Portable Document Format (PDF) sui

xpdf recommends no packages.

xpdf suggests no packages.

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From: Michael Gilbert <michael.s.gilbert@gmail.com>
To: Rogério Brito <rbrito@users.sf.net>, 580621@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#580621: xpdf: draft of updated packaging
Date: Sun, 16 May 2010 21:27:20 -0400
On Fri, 7 May 2010 05:49:49 -0300 Rogério Brito wrote:

> Package: xpdf
> Severity: normal
> Tags: patch
> 
> Dear Michael,
> 
> I am just preparing a new update of xpdf, based on the tree:
> 
> 	http://github.com/rbrito/xpdf/tree/hotfixes
> 
> since I don't know if upstream has any open repository.
> 
> Besides integrating the patches there (so that the debian directory can
> be kept as small as possible), I made also some small changes to the
> packaging, which I am attaching to this e-mail.
> 
> Please, if you follow up to this e-mail, do send me CC, as I am not sure
> if my e-mails are getting through.

thanks for your work on that.  i would rather not touch upstream itself.
as such, i've set up a git repo containing only the debian packaging at:

git clone git+ssh://<alioth user name>@git.debian.org/git/collab-maint/xpdf.git

please push your changes there.

best wishes,
mike




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From: Michael Gilbert <michael.s.gilbert@gmail.com>
To: Rogério Brito <rbrito@users.sf.net>, 580621@bugs.debian.org, 580621-submitter@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#580621: xpdf: draft of updated packaging
Date: Thu, 27 May 2010 13:02:59 -0400
2010/5/16 Michael Gilbert:
> thanks for your work on that.  i would rather not touch upstream itself.
> as such, i've set up a git repo containing only the debian packaging at:
>
> git clone git+ssh://<alioth user name>@git.debian.org/git/collab-maint/xpdf.git
>
> please push your changes there.

i just saw your blog post.  interestingly, i just finished solving the
same problem.  although i approached it by converting the existing
package to use poppler.  i'm planning to upload it in the next couple
days, but i've been have trouble finding sponsors...

anyway, your assistance with the package is very much appreciated.
please use the alioth repository.

best wishes,
mike




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From: Rogério Brito <rbrito@ime.usp.br>
To: Michael Gilbert <michael.s.gilbert@gmail.com>
Cc: 580621@bugs.debian.org, 580621-submitter@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#580621: xpdf: draft of updated packaging
Date: Thu, 27 May 2010 16:41:18 -0300
Hi, Michael.

On Thu, May 27, 2010 at 14:02, Michael Gilbert
<michael.s.gilbert@gmail.com> wrote:
> 2010/5/16 Michael Gilbert:
>> thanks for your work on that.  i would rather not touch upstream itself.
>> as such, i've set up a git repo containing only the debian packaging at:
>>
>> git clone git+ssh://<alioth user name>@git.debian.org/git/collab-maint/xpdf.git
>>
>> please push your changes there.
>
> i just saw your blog post.

Thank you very much. I I would like to ask one thing: why don't you
want to touch the upstream part of xpdf? I think that it is quite
feasible to reshape the code so that it works as we want.

I once asked Derek two things:

* if he had any coding standard that should be adhered to; he told me
that he had more or less of a standard, but nothing too fixed, if I
understood it correctly. Adopting something like the Linux kernel
Coding Standard document is something that I would like to do, as I
think that it is quite sane and makes the code very readable (even for
something as complex as a whole kernel);

* if he had a tree of development so that I could test a newer version
of what we have and he said that he had, but he would not open it to
the public, as he intended to use that as a way to give his customer
advantages. This is fair enough, but we should be able to fix bugs
more swiftly if we just offload things to poppler and run the user
interface under many helpful tools like cppchecker, valgrind, LLVM's
clang's static analyzer, gcc's -Wall -Wextra -Weff-c++, splint and so
on. The code has many warnings, after all and they indicate some
problems with the build proccess.

For instance, IIRC, with all the compilation efforts that I had, plain
xpdf eventually used tmpnam, which is an insecure way to create
temporary files.

This would prevent the problems that the distributions have. But
Derek's work is highly appreciated. He, of course, wants to have a
broad coverage of environments so that he can sell the software and
make some money and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.

To guarantee that it works across a large amount of libraries,
compilers and platforms (e.g., under Windows and other environments
where X is not really native), he provides a log of code that can
simply be ripped, as we are using GCC with (E)GLIBC and a relatively
modern operating system.

With this removed, we could use the standard types of C++ and make the
readability of the code a little bit higher (it took me some time to
discover what some of the functions did, what some classes stood for
etc). Removing things like his custom libraries Goo-whatever would be
a step in that direction (perhaps not right now, but latter).

> interestingly, i just finished solving the same problem.

That is very, very nice. Do you have the code somewhere? I think that
I would change the name of this program to something short, but
different from xpdf. The names mpdf (for mini pdf viewer), spdf (for
small pdf viewer), uxpdf (for micro pdf viewer) were already
considered by me. But I can't make any guarantees that I will be able
to create a "micro" version of it (let alone a nano version). :-)

> although i approached it by converting the existing package to use poppler.

I am interested in knowing how you proceeded.

> i'm planning to upload it in the next couple days, but i've been have trouble finding sponsors...

I think that finding sponsors is the least of the problems. I am not a
debian developer (yet), but I personally have some friends that are
and that would trust a package of mine if it were of reasonable
quality.

Anyway, the package can mature without being in Debian proper (of
course, I would prefer, of course, if it were in the archives anyway).

My comments above are just about a worst case scenario.

> anyway, your assistance with the package is very much appreciated.
> please use the alioth repository.

I was going to use a private repository on github or on my account on
alioth, to keep things separate from the official xpdf. What do you
think about that?

Regarding xpdf proper, I had a lot of trouble applying some patches
due to conflicts. It would be a good thing if we could split each
CVE-related patch from the monolithic patches that they are aggregated
into, so that we can select what is already applied, what Derek has
already included in his pl1, pl2, pl3, and pl4 releases to xpdf 3.02.

> best wishes,
> mike

So, how to proceed? I do want badly a pdf viewer that is small and
that can zoom (almost) arbitrarily.


Regards, Rogério Brito.

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From: Rogério Brito <rbrito@ime.usp.br>
To: Michael Gilbert <michael.s.gilbert@gmail.com>
Cc: 580621@bugs.debian.org, 580621-submitter@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#580621: xpdf: draft of updated packaging
Date: Thu, 27 May 2010 16:48:17 -0300
Oh, just one extra comment:

2010/5/16 Michael Gilbert:
> git clone git+ssh://<alioth user name>@git.debian.org/git/collab-maint/xpdf.git

It seems that the repository was created incorrectly: to browse it
correctly, one has to access

http://git.debian.org/?p=collab-maint/xpdf.git/.git

instead of

http://git.debian.org/?p=collab-maint/xpdf.git

Similarly to clone the repository. Perhaps you didn't create a bare
repository in alioth? This is very easy to fix.

Another point: are you comfortable with the use of git-buildpackage? I
just started using it some days ago (I am still a rookie with git),
but I like it very much to keep the packaging part separated from the
upstream sources.


Regards once again,

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From: Rogério Brito <rbrito@gmail.com>
To: Rogério Brito <rbrito@ime.usp.br>
Cc: Michael Gilbert <michael.s.gilbert@gmail.com>, 580621@bugs.debian.org, 580621-submitter@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#580621: xpdf: draft of updated packaging
Date: Wed, 02 Jun 2010 04:44:06 -0300
Hi once again, Michael.

On 05/27/2010 04:41 PM, Rogério Brito wrote:
> The code has many warnings, after all and they indicate some
> problems with the build proccess.

I've been making a lot of progress with xpdf-poppler. I would welcome
any help that you might offer.

> For instance, IIRC, with all the compilation efforts that I had, plain
> xpdf eventually used tmpnam, which is an insecure way to create
> temporary files.

This problem is not present anymore (I think).

> To guarantee that it works across a large amount of libraries,
> compilers and platforms (e.g., under Windows and other environments
> where X is not really native), he provides a log of code that can
> simply be ripped, as we are using GCC with (E)GLIBC and a relatively
> modern operating system.

I removed some code that was for legacy systems (e.g., Windows or very
old versions of Motif). This should keep the code smaller and easier to
understand.

> With this removed, we could use the standard types of C++ and make the
> readability of the code a little bit higher (it took me some time to
> discover what some of the functions did, what some classes stood for
> etc).

I moved from his GBool type to the C++ standard bool type and this makes
it easier to read the code.

> Removing things like his custom libraries Goo-whatever would be
> a step in that direction (perhaps not right now, but latter).

One of the next steps would be to remove the Goostring etc. and replace
with standard C++ string types.

Also, the zoom code could be improved a lot: right now, there is a lot
of workarounds to make sure that the user only moves from one of the
defined zoom levels to another.

This, in particular, involves converting between zoom (sometimes,
expressed as doubles, sometimes, as strings) levels and the indexes of
the array of the pulldown menu.

>> interestingly, i just finished solving the same problem.
> 
> That is very, very nice. Do you have the code somewhere? I think that
> I would change the name of this program to something short, but
> different from xpdf.

Just for your information, I've been keeping the code at

git://github.com/rbrito/xpdf-poppler.git

> The names mpdf (for mini pdf viewer), spdf (for
> small pdf viewer), uxpdf (for micro pdf viewer) were already
> considered by me. But I can't make any guarantees that I will be able
> to create a "micro" version of it (let alone a nano version). :-)

With the code being offloaded to the library, the executable, stripped,
is under 130KB.

I am looking forward for your answer.


Regards, Rogério Brito.




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From: Michael Gilbert <michael.s.gilbert@gmail.com>
To: 580621@bugs.debian.org, 580621-submitter@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#580621: xpdf: draft of updated packaging
Date: Wed, 2 Jun 2010 13:09:44 -0400
On Wed, 02 Jun 2010 04:44:06 -0300, Rogério Brito wrote:
> Hi once again, Michael.

hi again,

> On 05/27/2010 04:41 PM, Rogério Brito wrote:
> > The code has many warnings, after all and they indicate some
> > problems with the build proccess.
> 
> I've been making a lot of progress with xpdf-poppler. I would welcome
> any help that you might offer.

i'll probably upload my changes to mentors tonight.  then its a matter
of finding a sponsor ;)

> > For instance, IIRC, with all the compilation efforts that I had, plain
> > xpdf eventually used tmpnam, which is an insecure way to create
> > temporary files.
> 
> This problem is not present anymore (I think).
> 
> > To guarantee that it works across a large amount of libraries,
> > compilers and platforms (e.g., under Windows and other environments
> > where X is not really native), he provides a log of code that can
> > simply be ripped, as we are using GCC with (E)GLIBC and a relatively
> > modern operating system.
> 
> I removed some code that was for legacy systems (e.g., Windows or very
> old versions of Motif). This should keep the code smaller and easier to
> understand.
> 
> > With this removed, we could use the standard types of C++ and make the
> > readability of the code a little bit higher (it took me some time to
> > discover what some of the functions did, what some classes stood for
> > etc).
> 
> I moved from his GBool type to the C++ standard bool type and this makes
> it easier to read the code.
> 
> > Removing things like his custom libraries Goo-whatever would be
> > a step in that direction (perhaps not right now, but latter).
> 
> One of the next steps would be to remove the Goostring etc. and replace
> with standard C++ string types.

i think it would make more sense to apply these changes to poppler first
since it has an active upstream (and since xpdf will be using poppler
going forward).  the poppler maintainers sent out an RFH a while back,
so you may want to offer your assistance there.

also, since these changes don't address debian-specific bug
reports/problems, i think it makes more sense to push them upstream
first. one of debian's tenants is to avoid upstream divergence unless
absolutely necessary (bug/security fixes).  hence, you probably want to
try to become an upstream poppler contributor.

> Also, the zoom code could be improved a lot: right now, there is a lot
> of workarounds to make sure that the user only moves from one of the
> defined zoom levels to another.
> 
> This, in particular, involves converting between zoom (sometimes,
> expressed as doubles, sometimes, as strings) levels and the indexes of
> the array of the pulldown menu.

i also think it would make more sense to push this kind of change into
upstream xpdf first, but i would be willing to consider applying a
patch if it is modest.

> >> interestingly, i just finished solving the same problem.
> > 
> > That is very, very nice. Do you have the code somewhere? I think that
> > I would change the name of this program to something short, but
> > different from xpdf.
> 
> Just for your information, I've been keeping the code at
> 
> git://github.com/rbrito/xpdf-poppler.git

i'll take a look when i have a chance, but i only plan on modifying the
debian dir itself.

> > The names mpdf (for mini pdf viewer), spdf (for
> > small pdf viewer), uxpdf (for micro pdf viewer) were already
> > considered by me. But I can't make any guarantees that I will be able
> > to create a "micro" version of it (let alone a nano version). :-)
> 
> With the code being offloaded to the library, the executable, stripped,
> is under 130KB.

i haven't taken a look at the size my version, but i would imagine it is
similarly small due to the absence of poppler.

thanks again for your work.

best wishes,
mike




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From: Rogério Brito <rbrito@ime.usp.br>
To: Michael Gilbert <michael.s.gilbert@gmail.com>
Cc: 580621@bugs.debian.org, 580621-submitter@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#580621: xpdf: draft of updated packaging
Date: Wed, 02 Jun 2010 19:27:29 -0300
Hi, Michael.

On 06/02/2010 02:09 PM, Michael Gilbert wrote:
> i'll probably upload my changes to mentors tonight.  then its a matter
> of finding a sponsor ;)

I'm interested in the changes that you have. I tried to fix the repository at
http://git.debian.org/?p=collab-maint/xpdf.git/.git but I see that it has the
sticky bit set and I would not be able to move directories there.

> i think it would make more sense to apply these changes to poppler first
> since it has an active upstream (and since xpdf will be using poppler
> going forward).  the poppler maintainers sent out an RFH a while back,
> so you may want to offer your assistance there.

I didn't know about their RFH. I will look into that a little latter.

OTOH, it seems that the upstream of poppler are moving at a fast pace and
already did some of the changes in poppler itself.  I will keep in touch with them.

> also, since these changes don't address debian-specific bug
> reports/problems, i think it makes more sense to push them upstream
> first.

Since you are already with your hands dirty in the xpdf code, I think that you
may want to see what is going on with xpdf-poppler. I hope that the code can get
cleaner.

Sure, I don't want all the burden of maintaining this myself, but I do want to
be able to see the PDF files that I have. :-)

> one of debian's tenants is to avoid upstream divergence unless
> absolutely necessary (bug/security fixes).

That's one of the guidelines, but it is, by no means, a strict rule to follow. I
am following the Social Contract here, especially points #1, #2, and #3. :-)

>> This, in particular, involves converting between zoom (sometimes,
>> expressed as doubles, sometimes, as strings) levels and the indexes of
>> the array of the pulldown menu.
> 
> i also think it would make more sense to push this kind of change into
> upstream xpdf first,

I have not heard back from Derek in a while. :-( I'm not exactly sure if he is
interested.

> but i would be willing to consider applying a patch if it is modest.

No, this would be a relatively major removal of code.

>> git://github.com/rbrito/xpdf-poppler.git
> 
> i'll take a look when i have a chance, but i only plan on modifying the
> debian dir itself.

Please, do take a look. It is buggy, but things seem to be improving.

>> With the code being offloaded to the library, the executable, stripped,
>> is under 130KB.
> 
> i haven't taken a look at the size my version, but i would imagine it is
> similarly small due to the absence of poppler.

I would love to have any good version here working (and, in fact, not having to
have this written in the first place).

> thanks again for your work.


Thanks for your work too. It is very much appreciated.

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To: 580621@bugs.debian.org, 580621-submitter@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#580621: xpdf: draft of updated packaging
Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2010 22:52:11 -0400
On Wed, 02 Jun 2010 19:27:29 -0300 Rogério Brito wrote:

> Hi, Michael.
> 
> On 06/02/2010 02:09 PM, Michael Gilbert wrote:
> > i'll probably upload my changes to mentors tonight.  then its a matter
> > of finding a sponsor ;)
> 
> I'm interested in the changes that you have. I tried to fix the repository at
> http://git.debian.org/?p=collab-maint/xpdf.git/.git but I see that it has the
> sticky bit set and I would not be able to move directories there.

hi Rogerio,

i reinitialized the git repo using the collab-maint alioth script (like
i should have in the first place but didn't know about).  hopefully you
have the appropriate access now. let me know if that isn't the case.

i had a chance today to take a look at your github repo.  it looks like
you're mostly tracking my debian package updates, which is good, but
i think its better to keep that kind of stuff in the quasi-official
alioth repo. i also noticed a couple bug fixes in there, which i would
be happy to accept as patches.  please push those to the alioth repo.
thanks!

best wishes,
mike




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To: Michael Gilbert <michael.s.gilbert@gmail.com>, 580621@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#580621: xpdf: draft of updated packaging
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2010 20:32:25 -0300
On 06/14/2010 11:52 PM, Michael Gilbert wrote:
> hi Rogerio,
(...)

Ping.

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To: 580621@bugs.debian.org, 580621-submitter@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#580621: xpdf: draft of updated packaging
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2010 21:25:52 -0400
On Tue, 13 Jul 2010 20:32:25 -0300 Rogério Brito wrote:

> On 06/14/2010 11:52 PM, Michael Gilbert wrote:
> > hi Rogerio,
> (...)
> 
> Ping.

hi,

this bug doesn't seem to describe any particular issue.  can you
push any remaining code updates that are lingering here to the git repo
(make sure to update the changelog) or file new bugs?  thanks.

mike




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From: Rogério Brito <rbrito@ime.usp.br>
To: Michael Gilbert <michael.s.gilbert@gmail.com>, 580621@bugs.debian.org
Cc: 580621-submitter@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#580621: xpdf: draft of updated packaging
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2010 22:46:00 -0300
Hi, Michael.

On Jul 14 2010, Michael Gilbert wrote:
> On Tue, 13 Jul 2010 20:32:25 -0300 Rogério Brito wrote:
> > Ping.
> 
> this bug doesn't seem to describe any particular issue.  can you
> push any remaining code updates that are lingering here to the git repo
> (make sure to update the changelog) or file new bugs?  thanks.

I don't have any right now. BTW, I would recommend you to automatically
fill the Debian changelog with the git changelog with the command
git-dch.

If you want it, I can do that for you.

I think that the package is ready to go, BTW. And feel free to close
this bug.


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From: Michael Gilbert <michael.s.gilbert@gmail.com>
To: 580621-close@bugs.debian.org, 580621-submitter@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#580621: xpdf: draft of updated packaging
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2010 21:53:48 -0400
On Wed, 14 Jul 2010 22:46:00 -0300 Rogério Brito wrote:

> Hi, Michael.
> 
> On Jul 14 2010, Michael Gilbert wrote:
> > On Tue, 13 Jul 2010 20:32:25 -0300 Rogério Brito wrote:
> > > Ping.
> > 
> > this bug doesn't seem to describe any particular issue.  can you
> > push any remaining code updates that are lingering here to the git repo
> > (make sure to update the changelog) or file new bugs?  thanks.
> 
> I don't have any right now. BTW, I would recommend you to automatically
> fill the Debian changelog with the git changelog with the command
> git-dch.
> 
> If you want it, I can do that for you.

i don't really like the git-dch approach.  i prefer entering notes on
what i've done in the process of working.

> I think that the package is ready to go, BTW. And feel free to close
> this bug.

what about the zoom level patch?

mike 




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From: Rogério Brito <rbrito@ime.usp.br>
To: Michael Gilbert <michael.s.gilbert@gmail.com>
Cc: 580621@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#580621: xpdf: draft of updated packaging
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2010 23:23:00 -0300
On Jul 14 2010, Michael Gilbert wrote:
> On Wed, 14 Jul 2010 22:46:00 -0300 Rogério Brito wrote:
> > If you want it, I can do that for you.
> 
> i don't really like the git-dch approach.  i prefer entering notes on
> what i've done in the process of working.

Well, one could argue that that should be done with informative logs to
the version control system.

Then, just before the release, one makes an extra pass to generate the
distribution changelog and clean up the logs for human-readability.  But
that's a talk for another revision. Let us get this act together and
release this damn thing. :-)

> > I think that the package is ready to go, BTW. And feel free to close
> > this bug.
> 
> what about the zoom level patch?

Done.


Regards,

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