non-backwards compatible versions of ubuntu

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Tue Aug 4 04:01:45 BST 2009

On Mon, 03 Aug 2009 19:35:27 -0500 "Michael J. White" 
<michael.white at> wrote:
>For the most part, I  just read the messages and try to learn.  I am a 
>user, not a developer.  I do have a question that I think should be 
>directed to developers, however.
>I create and use a lot of PDF files.  I am not aware of any program to 
>edit PDFs which works well under linux, Ubuntu or otherwise.  But kpdf 
>is the best program I have found for printing them.  I have used 
>document viewer, xpdf, and zpdf, and I find them all unsatisfying.  
>Under Ubuntu 8.04 (running on two of my machines) and on my Debian 
>machine, I can get kpdf ... but not under Ubuntu 9.04.  I have tried 
>both add/remove software and the synaptic package manager. 
>I just added kpdf to a machine running 8.04, so I know it's still out 
>Why is this functionality disabled under the latest version of Ubuntu?   
>How can I still get it?

Kpdf was a KDE3 application that was not ported to KDE4.  Okular is the 
KDE4 application that replaced it.

Scott K

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