[cairo] PDF metadata

Bryce Harrington bryce at osg.samsung.com
Wed Nov 12 19:16:22 PST 2014

On Mon, Nov 10, 2014 at 10:42:22AM +0100, Bernhard R. Fischer wrote:
> There was a thread containing a patch to modify PDF meta data even in 2007 and 
> on the roadmap (http://cairographics.org/roadmap/) this feature is listed for 
> 1.12/2011. But it isn't even in 1.14.

I take it you're referring to:

• API to set surface metadata (title, author, etc). This should be a
generic surface API. See two threads: [1] [2]
> Is there a specific reason or are there any plans to implement that?

The roadmap is out of date and has not been updated in some time.  I
would guess the only reason for this feature not being included was that
an implementation was not available for integration at time of the

For 1.14, we didn't follow the roadmap; we based the release on what
contributions showed up as ready during the development period.

> Or would it be added if a supply a new patch for this for 1.14 (that's an 
> offer ;)?

I think there's a good chance of that.  Please start by proposing what
the user-visible API would look like (possibly you could just re-propose
for folks to throw darts at.  Once there's a rough consensus on the API,
then tackle the implementation.


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