[Ipe-discuss] pdf2ipe for Windows

Otfried Cheong otfried at ipe.airpost.net
Thu Dec 17 08:34:23 CET 2009

Dirk Gerrits wrote:
> Really?  I had no trouble getting poppler to build on Windows when I 
> last tried it. Admittedly, this was for a Gtk+ application and not for a 
> Qt application, but if you're saying that poppler-qt4.dll isn't needed 
> anyway...  I detailed the steps I took at 
> http://dirkgerrits.com/2009/10/28/xournal-on-windows/.

pdftoipe is not a Qt application, but a simple command line program.  If 
you already have all the pieces installed, would you perhaps be willing 
to build pdftoipe.exe for Ipe's Windows users?  It should only take you 
a few minutes, as you essentially only have to say  (there is a small 

g++ -Wno-write-strings parseargs.c xmloutputdev.cpp pdftoipe.cpp

Based on your instructions, I should be able to work it out, but I 
simply have no time now.  Since I do not use Windows myself, it has 
really low priority for me.

(I probably failed because I tried to build a small poppler, without the 
long chain of dependencies that are not used in pdftoipe anyway. And I 
didn't want to install MSys for fear it would interfere with my cygwin 
setup - but I guess they can co-exist peacefully?)

Speaking about compilation for Windows, does anybody know how to 
crosscompile Qt 4 using mingw under Ubuntu?   I can crosscompile all 
other parts of Ipe, but Qt still forces me to do the compilation under 


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