evince / xpdf

Michael Schemer Ii mschemerii at gmail.com
Sat Dec 20 22:42:28 UTC 2008


While I am not one of the developers for or a maintainer for Xubuntu,  
I offer you my perspective as a user.
 From a purely aesthetic standpoint, evince blends better with the GTK  
look and feel of XFCE, more so than xpdf, which has an older looking  
basic X look and feel.

Honestly, having just now tried to open a 14+MB PDF file in both, xpdf  
is much faster. However, evince feels more natural and a part of the  


On Dec 20, 2008, at 6:48 AM, Martin Baselier wrote:

> Hi,
> Why does xubuntu use evince as the standard pdf-viewer and not xpdf,  
> which is a lot faster with rendering and uses far less resources?
> Best regards,
> Martin Baselier
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