Suggestion: Replace Evince with Atril

Thanos Apostolou thanosapostolou at
Mon Nov 14 14:51:24 UTC 2016

As far as I have understood, the desired effect is to keep the ISO as small as 
possible, so some people wouldn't like it to have both software (I think that 
the latest xubuntu release didn't even include a media player). So, maybe it 
would be better if someone of the xubuntu team could create a poll at the 
facebook page
Since it's just a facebook page (and not a group) I think that a facebook app 
is needed in order to create a poll. Or maybe it's easier to create something 
similar at the google+ and twitter pages (I don't use them so much so I have 
no knowledge about it).

On Παρασκευή, 11 Νοεμβρίου 2016 6:41:42 Π.Μ. EET JMZ wrote:
> Hi Thanos,
> I think you're on to something.  Why not include atril and evince in a
> release, and let the user decide if she prefers one or the other.  It's
> a cinch to apt-get remove one or the other.  I've often thought the same
> of brasero and xfburn.  In my view, brasero is vastly superior.  Hey, de
> gustibus ...
> Jordan
> On 11/11/2016 06:02 AM, Thanos Apostolou wrote:
> > I would like to make  a suggestion for Xubuntu 17.04 (and the next
> > releases). I don't know if this mailing list is the right way to do it.
> > Please consider to include Atril by default instead of Evince for the
> > future releases. Pros of Atril:
> > 
> > 1) I believe it's lighter (even with its gtk3 build) though I haven't
> > done any specific tests to support this opinion.
> > 2) It has more traditional look, which feels better for distributions
> > like lubuntu, xubuntu, ubuntu mate.
> > 3) The linux mint group created Xreader (part of the X-Apps) based on
> > Atril and not Evince (it has to mean something that they prefer atril).
> > 4) Finally (and most important), Atril supports epub files (evince
> > doesn't)!

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