Re: mupdf (was: xpdf removed from testing?)
On Mon, Jan 20, 2014 at 4:34 AM, Jens Oliver John <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> $ apt-cache show mupdf
>> MuPDF is a lightweight PDF viewer and toolkit written in portable C.
> The mupdf PDF reader is supposed to be minimal and makes on me the impression of
> being more a reference implementation using the mupdf library.
> A more featureful but still light PDF reader, which is able to utilize mupdf as
> the rendering backend, is zathura (in Debian) with the mupdf rendering backend
> (not in Debian ).
> The zathura upstream is very lively and is constantly gaining features.
> It may be my personal perception, but the fidelity of the PDF rendering in mupdf
> is *vastly* superior to xpdf and all the PDF readers (evince, okular ...) which
> use libpoppler at this point, resulting in mupdf/libmupdf being AFIK the only
> native and free PDF reader available for Linux with a rendering engine that can
> rival the proprietary ones like acrobat (in quality, not feature parity).
> I therefore suggest packaging zathura with the zathura-pdf-mupdf plugin.