Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Mon Jun 4 01:43:23 EDT 2007

Le 4 juin 07 à 05:42, Adam R. Maxwell a écrit :

> On Jun 3, 2007, at 20:17, Richard Koch wrote:
>> However, I suspect that PDFKit is not to blaim because I can crash
>> TeXShop 1.49, which does not use PDFKit, but of course does use
>> Apple's PDF imaging software.
> Looks like a crash in the lower level Quartz stuff that PDFKit is  
> built upon.  Definitely worth a bug report (although as Roberto  
> pointed out, that PDF was written by an Apple engineer).

As an aside, based on that message from some weeks ago:

> De : Joe Chan
> Date : 24 avril 2007 01:39:07 HAEC
> À : MacOSX-TeX
> Objet : Rép : [OS X TeX] xelatex bookmarks don't work in Preview.app
> About the PDF bookmark issue with xdv2pdf, I posted a message to  
> the Cocoa-dev list and actually got a reply from the PDFKit  
> engineer. I sent the sample to him and it does work in Leopard.  
> This is his reply:
>> The PDF you attached does indeed work. in Leopard.  Thanks for  
>> sending it.
>> For Tiger, I can think of no obvious workaround using PDF Kit  
>> itself.  In Tiger I relied upon some CoreGraphics SPI and it  
>> didn't even look for action attributes.  The code migrated out of  
>> CG and into PDF Kit for Leopard so I took direct control.  The PDF  
>> spec is big and always changing so PDF Kit is probably always  
>> going to represent a subset.  Generally that hasn't been too huge  
>> a problem since we try to at the very least cover the 99% cases —  
>> and in fact in the "real world" Outline's with Actions are the  
>> exception.
> -----------
> Joe Chan

I imagine we should expect to see a few changes in PDF rendering in  
Leopard. So maybe that bug will be cured as well.

Consequence 2: maybe a "bug report" to Cocoa-dev would bring the  
problem to the attention of those who can do something about it. I'm  
not a member of that list, but in case somebody here are...

Bruno Voisin

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