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Re: Popular packages in Ubuntu that is missing in Debian/main

With regard to the thread proper: As far as packages that are not
currently in Debian, dkms has already obviously been discussed.
apturl seems interesting, however.

On Sun, Nov 30, 2008 at 6:59 PM, Gunnar Wolf <gwolf@gwolf.org> wrote:
> Petter Reinholdtsen dijo [Sun, Nov 30, 2008 at 04:05:09PM +0100]:
>> (...)
>>   acroread acroread-escript
> FWIW, I find this quite strange... I know many non-FS users assume
> that the good PDF reader is the Acrobat PDF reader. However, I find it
> quite inferior both in usability and on quality to evince - Even now
> that evince does properly(?) support provisions disallowing copying
> from or printing a PDF.
> But anyway, and knowing this is not an Ubuntu list... Does anybody
> know why on Earth is Acroread popular? Why isn't a PDF regularly
> handled in a saner way with Evince (or kde-based lookalike) in some
> distributions?

Evince cannot properly zoom in on some pdfs.  Compare pdfs at 200%
zoom downloaded from JSTOR (a commonly used and rather expensive
database collection) in evince and acroread.  Evince has notably
inferior quality in this regard.

Also, prior to kde4, kpdf did not support rotation, which explains why
acroread as an alternative would have been popular.

Daniel Moerner <dmoerner@gmail.com>

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