Gnome PDF viewer? It uses xpdf by default

Paul Sladen sounder at paul.sladen.org
Wed Sep 22 15:37:14 BST 2004


On Wed, 22 Sep 2004, Colin Yates wrote:
> Is this intentional?
> Surely adobe, or gpdf would be better?

Adobe Acroread is only available for x86;  more importantly, whilst it's
distributable to a degree, it's non-free.

At the end of the day, Gpdf and Kpdf are both front-ends to Xpdf and its
rasteriser.  At the moment Gpdf is missing functionality like a Print menu
item, but in the long run, I believe the intention is to ship Gpdf when it
gets there.

If you're wondering;  Xpdf is the most complete and functional of the free
PDF engines out of mupdf, xpdf, fitz and ghostscript.

	-Paul
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