[CentOS] Burning data cd in CentOS?

Robert Heller heller at deepsoft.com
Mon Mar 15 00:03:09 UTC 2010


At Sun, 14 Mar 2010 12:27:38 -0600 CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org> wrote:

> 
> 
> On Sun, 2010-03-14 at 11:02 -0400, Robert Heller wrote:
> > You don't *really* need Adobe Reader under CentOS.
> 
> Depends on what your needs are.
> 
> > There are *lots* of open source, third party PDF readers:
> 
> True.  Sadly, they don't open and display ALL pdf files correctly.

Neither does Adobe Reader!  I've envountered PDF files that have been
simply malformed on some level.  Otherwise it is a matter of how
bleeding edge the PDF file is, along with issues like non-embeded
non-standard font references (and this includes PDF files supposedly
created by Adobe Distiller!).  *I* find Adobe Reader's GUI horrible -- I
just plain do not like it.

> 
> I have been advised that poppler has now been "fixed" so some of these
> issues will go away effective with the release of Fedora 13, but I have
> no idea when/how or if that will migrate into Centos.  The Fedora folks
> apparently have no intention of backporting it to Fedora 12, so it
> doesn't look too promising for the time being.
> 

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