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From: Willie Wong <wwong@××××××××××××××.EDU>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] pdf viewing suggestions?
Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2010 18:06:09
1 On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 01:01:37AM +0900, daid kahl wrote:
2 > I've tried xpdf, epdfview, evince, kpdf, and acroread.
4 > I want something fast for big files, prints well, and has an interface that
5 > doesn't remind me of pure and natural X. I don't mind the little page
6 > overview as a side-tool, but I don't strictly require it.
8 Speedwise I don't think epdfview/evince/kpdf will be all that much
9 different. They are all based on the poppler framework just with
10 different frontends. Poppler is, in turn, based on the xpdf rendering
11 parts.
13 Acroread is, well acroread, and I try to avoid it whenever I can.
15 > evince will take an arbitrarily long time to print documents that are long
16 > or have big figures.
18 That's odd. I use evince at work (though not on gentoo; work computer
19 is a heavily customized version of scientific linux) and I don't have
20 the printing problem. If it weren't for the Gnome dependencies that I
21 don't want on my laptop, I'd also use evince at home. (Hum, just
22 checked it out again now, and it looks like the dependency list is
23 shorter than I remembered it being?)
25 > The interface for xpdf is pretty lame (especially default printing), but
26 > it's quick as demons chasing bats out of hell.
28 But it works. It is my pdf viewer of choice at home.
30 One thing I am waiting to see is epdf from the enlightenment
31 libraries. It is still masked, and is in the enlightenment overlay.
32 In the sunrise overlay there is a program called apvlv. I have never
33 tried it myself, but the codebase is small and it has a UI based on
34 the VIM UI (for better or for worse).
36 You probably know this already, but gv doesn't work too well a lot of
37 times.
39 Unfortunately there aren't that many pdf viewing softwares to choose from.
41 Cheers,
43 W
45 --
46 Willie W. Wong wwong@××××××××××××××.edu
47 Data aequatione quotcunque fluentes quantitae involvente fluxiones invenire
48 et vice versa ~~~ I. Newton


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