Default pdf reader

Jeff Waugh jeff.waugh at
Mon Sep 20 18:29:21 UTC 2004

On Mon, 2004-09-20 at 14:57 -0300, Fábio Mendes wrote:
> From my experience, ggv works pretty fine and redered all pdf files that
> gnome-pdf (did and) did not. Sometimes anti-aliasing was unsupported
> where xpdf could handle it, but it's not a show stopper. The search
> feature is missing but even xpdf seems to not get it right anyway. Xpdf
> renders pages greatly, but is too slow even in fast machines (specially
> with old bloated pdf files). My opinion is that gnome-gv would play nice
> as the default pdf viewer, so we could drop xpdf.

gnome-gv does not support everything that gpdf or xpdf do. It is by
design, a postscript viewer. It just happened to open some forms of PDF.

- Jeff

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