Re: Bug in acroread?



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Celejar wrote:
On Tue, 13 Mar 2007 11:23:27 +0100
Joe Hart <j.hart@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

[snip]

As for acroread goes, it has turned into a huge package. The version in
my apt-cache shows 7.0.9, which is not the newest version, and it's a
whopping 22911748 bytes. I imagine that 8.0 is even bigger.

While KPDF may not be as feature rich, it does the job, and weighs in at
742592 bytes, and can embed nicely into konqueror.

Don't forget that kpdf is based on xpdf (which is what I use).

Ah the hidden dependencies. xpdf is a dummy package, that pulls in
xpdf-reader and xpdf-utils and xpdf-common. Adding those up comes quite
close to what acroread uses, so I guess my comparison is pretty useless.

I guess it is almost like comparing different types of apples. The one
thing to remember though is that all of the above mentioned files are
open source except for acroread. For people that are dfsg purists, they
would balk at the idea of installing it.

Personally, I have no problem with proprietary software, if there is no
viable alternative. For example, I use the nvidia (9755) drivers
because the open source version is pitifully slow on this system, and it
can't support beryl.

Joe

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