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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

so.. uhm... those of you who say v7 is fast, faster than v5.. what exactly did you do? :D
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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so.. uhm... those of you who say v7 is fast, faster than v5.. what exactly did you do? :D


Put it on a faster computer?

It's _damn_ slow, at least the Linux beta. I can't talk about the native win implementation, I would first need a Win box to see it running ;)
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 1:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I never tried the beta but 7.0 isn't what I'd call _damn_slow. Takes about 2s to load, which is slightly longer then acroread5 and significantly longer than xpdf. Once it's up and running it seems somewhere between acroread5 and xpdf in responsiveness. Closer to xpdf than acroread5 though.

The windows version seems to start slightly faster, can't tell any difference once it's loaded though. And it's a heck of a lot faster in every way than version 6.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Umm i get this error when i try to start acroread.. anyideas ???

/opt/Acrobat7/Reader/intellinux/bin/acroread: error while loading shared libraries: libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just read that its not the final version, but a pre-release.
heres some info in german:
http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/57616
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

+ and - are still not bound to zoom in and zoom out, but then again neither has xpdf that. I just don't trust apps that miss something so obvious.. :(
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jazz wrote:
Umm i get this error when i try to start acroread.. anyideas ???

/opt/Acrobat7/Reader/intellinux/bin/acroread: error while loading shared libraries: libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

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Do you have GTK2 installed?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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A new Linux version of Adobe Systems' Reader software for viewing Portable Document Format, or PDF, files is available on the company's FTP download site--but it's not the final product, spokeswoman Rebecca Michals said late Tuesday. Instead, the software is a prerelease version made available to help people in the Netherlands meet tax deadlines, she said.


Yeee for us Dutchies eh :)

I do not understand though. Last year I called them that they should make the electronic tax program also available for linux and they said they actually had at least a working mac version in house, but weren't allowed to provide it to users. They only supported the windows version. And now the goverment/or users apparently got adobe to prerelease their reader :)
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

numerodix wrote:
PowerFactor wrote:
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


But twice as slow to download... 40MB?! ILINXR.TAR inside the tarball is 90MB!! Seems way over the top for a PDF viewer.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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numerodix wrote:
PowerFactor wrote:
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


But twice as slow to download... 40MB?! ILINXR.TAR inside the tarball is 90MB!! Seems way over the top for a PDF viewer.


It has everything you will ever want from a pdf viewer and more. :D
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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But twice as slow to download... 40MB?! ILINXR.TAR inside the tarball is 90MB!!

Yeah, the windows exe installer must be compressed a lot better or something. It's still 90MB+ once installed.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It has everything you will ever want from a pdf viewer and more. :D
It's not free. Therefore it does _not_ have everything I want from a PDF viewer. gpdf rocks though...
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 2:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is the "standard" PDF viewer, though. It's nice when pdf files look the same on every platform. Gpdf/xpdf don't always display all the information in a pdf file correctly.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 3:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

numerodix wrote:
so.. uhm... those of you who say v7 is fast, faster than v5.. what exactly did you do? :D


Just installed it. I know that is a pretty useless answer, and most likely not what you wanted to hear but that is all I did. I find v5 and 7 on my PC to be about the same speed launching, which is about 2 seconds. More then acceptable, particularly since my PC isn't a speed demon.

So far my personal experience with Adobe Reader 7 has been very good, considering the very limited amount of time I have used it, about 15 min. Not knowing it was available in portage I just downloaded from adobe and used their install script and other then the PPKLite.api error so far so good. Scroll mouse works, opens a 1600+ page pdf quickly, and search seems to work speedily as well. I haven't tried setting it up as a plug in for firefox yet but thanks to this thread should there be any issues there are some possible solutions already.

The only advice I can give to anyone having issues is just keep in mind this is beta software, do your best to document what is happening and pass it on in a bug report.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm, looks nicer but I have gone back to 5 for the moment.

Far, far, FAR slower than 5 in all aspects of use inlcuding opening, viewing, rendering and closing.

I cannot get the plugin to work for the life of me.

I don't really mind as it is a beta version and will try again when it is finalised but apart from the looks (which were much better) it fails miserably on all counts here. Looking forward to the next release, I can see the potential :D
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

codergeek42 wrote:
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numerodix wrote:
It has everything you will ever want from a pdf viewer and more. :D
It's not free. Therefore it does _not_ have everything I want from a PDF viewer. gpdf rocks though...
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Okay, maybe not _everything_ but it does render pdf's, that's pretty good for just 90mb, don't be so friggin demanding :D
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2005 3:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Version 7.0 rocks! It used to take forever to launch the program and load a pdf. Now it is less than two seconds on a 2100 Athlon, 512 ram. The new look is also much more clean.

I didn't have any problems emerging the program. I run unstable, but it worked out of the box (except the plugin for firefox, but I would rather load externally anyways).

Mouse scroll works too!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2005 5:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

add me to the under 2s group. this thing flies. a 5mb O'Reilly ebook takes ~5s. it's much faster than xpdf for me. i usually have to click next and sit for 5s or so for it to render the next page. with this, it's instant. i'm on a P3-500. :P

there's been a few fixes made to the ebuild, so maybe re-emerging will help.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2005 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I didn't have any problems emerging the program.


Sorry, I missed that point... Emerging? Do you mean it's in portage right now?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2005 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

runlevel0 wrote:
WhimpyPeon wrote:
I didn't have any problems emerging the program.


Sorry, I missed that point... Emerging? Do you mean it's in portage right now?


Really, you have to # emerge sync
and add "app-text/acroread ~x86" to /etc/portage/package.keywords
then
# emerge -av acroread
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2005 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PPKLite.api Failed to Load
PPKLite requires the OpenLDAP package to be installed on the system,
and fails to initialize in its absence. If you get this error when acroread
starts up, you will need to install the LDAP libraries (OpenLDAP package).
If PPKLite still fails to load, make a link to the installed libldap.so.X and
liblber.so.X in /Reader/intellinux/lib with the names
'libldap.so' and 'liblber.so'.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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A new Linux version of Adobe Systems' Reader software for viewing Portable Document Format, or PDF, files is available on the company's FTP download site--but it's not the final product, spokeswoman Rebecca Michals said late Tuesday. Instead, the software is a prerelease version made available to help people in the Netherlands meet tax deadlines, she said.


Yeee for us Dutchies eh :)

I do not understand though. Last year I called them that they should make the electronic tax program also available for linux and they said they actually had at least a working mac version in house, but weren't allowed to provide it to users. They only supported the windows version. And now the goverment/or users apparently got adobe to prerelease their reader :)


lol

Eh, and for the Belgians?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As far as my experience has come:
Acroread7 works and even the firefox-plugin works flawlessly. It's pretty fast (I can't compare to acroread5 as I never had it). I can't complain.
I had ldap in my use flag and my GTK+ version is: 2.6.4 (newest I think) so don't complain about bleeding-edge-users ^^.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, seriously, it's really nice. Much much better, more stable and faster than the previous version. Lot's of new options.

The only thing I miss though is an option to print 2 pages on 1 (or 4 on 1). Anybody knows how I get this?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pjv wrote:
No, seriously, it's really nice. Much much better, more stable and faster than the previous version. Lot's of new options.

The only thing I miss though is an option to print 2 pages on 1 (or 4 on 1). Anybody knows how I get this?
I wrote a small script to do this, but basically
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lpr -o number-up=2 some.pdf
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