Bug#504058: Zotero license and what packaging benefit?
> >> It is unclear to me what benefit making a package would
> >> bring.
> > exactly the same benefits as any other package of firefox extension:
> Presumably these benefits are minor, as there are relatively few firefox
> extensions in the package repositories.
I bet your pardon, their 'minor' is 'major' for me, whenever I am to
administer such a computational server with 30 users and want to make
them use zotero.
> > zotero needs pdftotext and pdfinfo tools to be present or otherwise
> > suggests to download them for you and place in its directory.
> In the past, at least, zotero needed /modified/ versions of these
> utilities. The system-supplied versions may or may not work now (I
> haven't checked; I advised them how to make them work on all platforms,
> but I don't think they've pushed these changes yet). The changes to
> these utilities are minor (e.g. adding file output), but have not been
> accepted by upstream as far as I know.
I hope they make zotero compatible with upstream versions of the
tools... btw on their VCS I see only changes to
so there is a hope that pdftotext is fine as is in Debian? ;-)
For me, trial on zotero failed miserably -- after a crash of firefox,
zotero fails to open its own database (.bak file was already bad one
after 'failed' opening)... and I reluctant at this point to investigate
the problem due to shortage of time... but I might give zotero another
try whenever it is in Debian since it would make it much easier to file
a bug report than using their forums.
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