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Old 14th February 2011
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The main reason I favour the availability of a canned package (be it source or binary based), is because the tools can easily tell me when updates are available, and just how far out of date I am. --> As opposed to doing it manually or "when only strictly necessary", in which case I'd use CentOS RPMs.


When I need something, I usually make a package for the OS I'm using, or I install it by hand. I've got a number of things installed into ~/Software.
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Those are good reasons to use packages. I guess my question was poorly worded. I was just thinking that if the program is of enough interest to retire evince, then installing by hand would likely be easy if there's no package.

In the case of mupdf the install is particularly short, e.g.:

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% make prefix=/usr/local install

install -d /usr/local/bin /usr/local/lib /usr/local/include

install build/debug/pdfshow build/debug/pdfclean build/debug/pdfdraw build/debug/pdfextract build/debug/pdfinfo build/debug/mupdf 
/usr/local/bin

install build/debug/libmupdf.a /usr/local/lib

install fitz/fitz.h mupdf/mupdf.h /usr/local/include
Anyway, I'm sure you'll get it done in the best way available for you.
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For those experimenting with mupdf, a security issue in it has been discovered:

http://secunia.com/advisories/43020/
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mupdf works pretty well. Thanks for that tip

Too bad it doesn't support bookmarks/indexes. That's a must-have feature imho.
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mupdf works pretty well.
mupdf is pretty 'dump', its good for text only PDF files, because with documents with large dose of images or even entirely scanned books its painfully slow to skip to next page.
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PDF readers are often slow for some reason, unless it's just my mixture of cheap and aging hardware. Reason I utilize evince, it performs better on my laptop than others I tried.
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Unfortunately, the search is currently only within a page, not ahead pages.
Looks like this is no longer the case:

“update mupdf … to 0.8.15. various improvements and fixes, notably now supports AESv3 encrypted PDFs and, very welcome, search now operates over all pages and is thus actually useful.” [1]

Also fixed a memory leak from the previous version. Still got a little bit to go before prime‐time, but I like what I see.
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The developers of mupdf really intend for it to be used as a library in more full featured readers, I believe the latest version supports a little more than poppler/xpdf now.

A bonus is the fact that it's entirely unrelated to both beyond being an implementation of PDF.

It's a good thing.
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It supports vi keystrokes, it's C, and it's small. OK, if there's a package available for Zenwalk, I think Evince is getting retirement!
Only in 2010 do GUI programs catch up to ksh in its user interface, but where's the option for emacs bindings? Well, I see emacs 23.3 will probably arrive in OpenBSD 5.0, so I can just view my pdfs in that using their pdf viewing support. If only someone would resurrect W3.el, then I could change my last .xsession line from exec cwm to exec emacs.

But what of mg users who abhor the bloat that is emacs? No joy for them, I guess. Maybe they will want my adaptation of poppler that, in the spirit of minimalism, uses the user interface of ed. You'll be pleased to know it's written in C. Sadly, perhaps from emacs's influence on me, it's bloated with a scripting language, however. On the other hand, also in the spirit of minimalism, that scripting language is forth.
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terrype is 20000 application is not enough for you unless you are a flash developer !!!!!
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Only in 2010 do GUI programs catch up to ksh in its user interface, but where's the option for emacs bindings? Well, I see emacs 23.3 will probably arrive in OpenBSD 5.0, so I can just view my pdfs in that using their pdf viewing support. If only someone would resurrect W3.el, then I could change my last .xsession line from exec cwm to exec emacs.
Wow, that sounds really useful! Do you happen to know if someone also developed a text editor for emacs?


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Wow, that sounds really useful! Do you happen to know if someone also developed a text editor for emacs?


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