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PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2005 11:22 pm    Post subject: acroread 7? Reply with quote

Does anyone know if this will be available in portage any time soon. I like to do my taxes using the pdf forms available on the irs.gov website. If you have a newer version of acrobat reader, you can save your information... It's about time that someone doesn't have to pay $200.00 just to save the information they put on a pdf form.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2005 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do not think that there is an acrobat reader 7 for linux ...

Not according to the download section on the adobe website anyway...
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2005 4:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh my gosh, you're right. 5.0.10 is the latest release, and this doesn't support the saving feature. I hate it when companines do stuff like this, now I have no choice but to do it on Windows. :(
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2005 5:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was a release of a public Linux beta of acrobat reader 7, but it's been taken down now. I think I remember them planning to make a proper (ie non beta / pre release) version 7 for Linux as well, but they must be bugfixing it right now.

http://www.adobe.co.uk/products/acrobat/readstep2.html

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Linux Beta: Thank you for your interest in the pre-release program for Adobe Reader 7.0 for Linux. Due to the overwhelming response received from customers, we have closed the pre-release program. To download released versions of Adobe Reader for different platforms, please follow Step 1 below to select your platform, language and connection speed.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like it's out now.
ftp://ftp.mirrorservice.org/sites/ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/unix/7x/7.0/enu/
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder when the ebuild will be in portage. Hope it is real soon. :)

Wait a minute... they got too modernised! They changed the package format to RPM! :evil:
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rpm is not modern, is it? :lol:

I just installed it. It looks better then 5.x, but I'm not too impressed... It will however be a nice alternative for the few broken pdfs that make kpdf crash. Below is a first ebuild if anyone is interested. Save it as $PORTDIR/OVERLAY/app-text/AdobeReader/AdobeReader-7.0.0.1.ebuild
For details see http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Installing_3rd_Party_Ebuilds

Code:
# Copyright 1999-2005 Gentoo Foundation
# Distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License v2
# $Header: $

inherit rpm versionator

MY_PV="$(replace_version_separator 3 '-')"
MAJOR_PV="$(get_version_component_range 1-2)"

DESCRIPTION="Adobe's PDF reader"
HOMEPAGE="http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/"
SRC_URI="ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/unix/7x/${MAJOR_PV}/enu/${PN}_enu-${MY_PV}.i386.rpm"

LICENSE="Adobe"
SLOT="0"
KEYWORDS="~x86"
IUSE=""
RESTRICT="nostrip"

PROVIDE="virtual/pdfviewer"

src_install() {
   dodir /opt
   mv ${WORKDIR}/usr/local/Adobe/Acrobat7.0 ${D}/opt/
   rm -r ${WORKDIR}/usr/local
   rm -r ${WORKDIR}/usr/bin
   mv ${WORKDIR}/usr ${D}
   dosym /opt/Acrobat7.0/bin/acroread /usr/bin/acroread-7
}

pkg_postinst() {
   echo
   einfo "Execute acroread-7 to start AdobeReader"
   echo
}
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So how does it compare to xpdf/gpdf/kpdf?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm with codergeek, is it any better? I believe it is supposed to save your changes to documents (given the author gave you permission to do so). You can try this out on any of the US tax returns for 2004, that's what I'll need it for ;)
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't get the browser plugin working.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Same here. While the reader itself is cleaner than the 5.0 version, the plugin doesn't work for Firefox 1.0. I tried both the plugin install script and manually creating the link myself just in case. Neither approach worked.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

is hte Adobe7 plugin in your path ?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

at first sight, looks really nice :)

plugin doesn't work, just shows a blank page but I'd rather fork acrobat off the browser and run in a separate window anyway.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried with both /opt/Acrobat7.0/ and /opt/Acrobat7.0/Browser/intellinux in my PATH. No luck so far.
Is it working for you?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

zatalian wrote:
I tried with both /opt/Acrobat7.0/ and /opt/Acrobat7.0/Browser/intellinux in my PATH. No luck so far.
Is it working for you?


use /opt/Acrobat7.0/bin :)
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried that one too, still no luck
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried Acroread7-beta ... yes it looked nice, but was too slow comparing to Acroread5 and my mouse wheel still didnt work. What are your feelings? Mouse wheel now works?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

zatalian wrote:
I tried that one too, still no luck

did you run env-update && source /etc/profile

radfoj wrote:
I tried Acroread7-beta ... yes it looked nice, but was too slow comparing to Acroread5 and my mouse wheel still didnt work. What are your feelings? Mouse wheel now works?

mouse wheel works.. very slow to start however
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For me it starts slightly slower than acroread5, much slower than xpdf, but not horibly slow. This is on an athlon XP 1700+. Mouse wheel works. It's a gtk2 app and obeys your theme. Double close behavior is gone. Haven't tried the plugin. I prefer it seperate from the browser anyway. But otherwise so far it looks like the first acroread for linux that's truely on par with the windows version. :)
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PowerFactor wrote:
For me it starts slightly slower than acroread5, much slower than xpdf, but not horibly slow. This is on an athlon XP 1700+. Mouse wheel works. It's a gtk2 app and obeys your theme. Double close behavior is gone. Haven't tried the plugin. I prefer it seperate from the browser anyway. But otherwise so far it looks like the first acroread for linux that's truely on par with the windows version. :)


Agreed, it's just as slow to start. :D
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kimchi_sg wrote:

Wait a minute... they got too modernised! They changed the package format to RPM! :evil:


There is also tar.gz version: ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/unix/7x/7.0/enu/
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2005 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

radfoj wrote:
There is also tar.gz version: ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/unix/7x/7.0/enu/

Somehow it's not being (allowed to?) propagate to the mirrors. For example, http://www.mirrorservice.org/sites/ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/unix/7x/7.0/enu/ does not have the tar.gz, as of 2 minutes ago from when I wrote this. :x
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2005 12:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

numerodix wrote:
PowerFactor wrote:
For me it starts slightly slower than acroread5, much slower than xpdf, but not horibly slow. This is on an athlon XP 1700+. Mouse wheel works. It's a gtk2 app and obeys your theme. Double close behavior is gone. Haven't tried the plugin. I prefer it seperate from the browser anyway. But otherwise so far it looks like the first acroread for linux that's truely on par with the windows version. :)


Agreed, it's just as slow to start. :D


What do you mean by slow?? I takes me < 2 sec to load a 1400 ebook from the command line for the first time. (After the first load it takes <<1sec.)
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2005 2:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it loads much faster than Acroread 5. It is definitely an improvement.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2005 4:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anybody else getting this?

Code:
There was an error while loading the plug-in 'PPKLite.api'. The plug-in failed to initalize.


That pops up in a message box every time I open acroread. :/
I used the ebuild but had to symlink /opt/Acroread7.0/bin/acroread to /usr/bin/ since there wasn't an executable put or linked in my path.
The file is located at /opt/Acrobat7.0/Reader/intellinux/plug_ins/PPKLite.api but acroread can't seem to find it.

[edit] Nevermind. I just renamed the PPKLite.api file so it wouldn't find it. Hope it isn't important. :)
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