Re: Most popular packages currently missing on the lenny-test DVD
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On Tue, Apr 07, 2009 at 07:55:37PM +0200, Holger Levsen wrote:
>On Dienstag, 7. April 2009, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
>> We already discussed the PDF viewer situation earlier, see
>> <URL: http://lists.debian.org/debian-edu/2008/02/msg00196.html > for
>> that thread.
>There were even bugs filed in the BTS (without edu usertags though) and
>some fixed in poppler, and afaik forms support in kpdf and evince is
>much better than it used to be. So I was really a bit shocked/sad when
>I read that KDE4 has a new pdf viewer without forms support...
Shocked based on rumors or on facts?
In the earlier thread I asked for actual test cases, but received none.
Since then there has been major updates on Poppler and (for printing)
ghostscript. I have recently become more involved in maintaining
ghostscript for Debian, and have a background in professional prepress
industry that perhaps might be helpful in understanding some of the
Okular is based on Poppler, so is not a start from scratch but an
extension to existing work.
I have now installed Okular (ugh: 178MB download, as I do not use KDE!),
and contrary to at least xpdf and evince, it seems to actually handle
forms to some extend. I have no idea if the form fill-out is usable for
anything - please someone provide me a concrete test scenario for form
fillout quality testing!
Any other PDF viewers relevant to test, in addition to the following?:
* Read (Sugar activity - not yet packaged)
Here's the issues I consider relevant to test for:
fpdf (a.k.a. PDF forms)
I found this bugreport, containing 2 test files triggering different
problems regarding forms: http://bugs.kde.org/161327
Color profile handling
A good start is this test: http://www.color.org/version4html.xalter
José (or was it someone else?) mentioned in the earlier thread that
Acrobat was 3 times faster to browse graphics-heavy PDF files.
Any good tests for that? Any suggestions how to test that so as to
avoid the tests becoming too subjective?
Use of double-byte CJK fonts cause crashes and other surprises. I am in
possesion of a crash test from private correspondence related to a
ghostscript bug, but cannot publish that one, unfortunately.
I seldom (to say the least) use japanese fonts myself and need good
Other font-related problems? Sample tests?
Someone mentioned problems with Acroread(!) using custom margins.
Test cases? Other issues?
Please speak up! What is known to not work in some PDF readers? Please
provide sample files!
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