Acroread: why there isn't it?

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Acroread: why there isn't it?

Post by Panuzio » Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:29

In last version(s) of Sabayon this app existed, and now not anymore.
I'd like have this program, because it's the best of all programs - IMO they are the worst - which read *pdf.
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Re: Acroread: why there is'nt it?

Post by sabayonino » Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:38

Hi Panu

Acroread was marked as "masked" in portage-tree. I think it will be rmoved soon :roll:

It's too old and no longer maintained
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Re: Acroread: why there isn't it?

Post by Fitzcarraldo » Tue Jun 20, 2017 15:47

Acrobat Reader for Linux is dead and withdrawn by Adobe. Some alternatives for Linux are discussed in the following blog post: Completing PDF forms and adding your signature without having to print the form.

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Re: Acroread: why there isn't it?

Post by Panuzio » Tue Jun 20, 2017 18:00

Fitzcarraldo wrote:Acrobat Reader for Linux is dead and withdrawn by Adobe. Some alternatives for Linux are discussed in the following blog post: Completing PDF forms and adding your signature without having to print the form.
But the question is another.
The question is about a program which reads pdf.
I don't want a program to creating pdf.
I want read this format, with a useful graphic system.
I told that the other programs are the worst, for a useful utilization.
And this conviction is not only my own. ;-)
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Re: Acroread: why there isn't it?

Post by Fitzcarraldo » Tue Jun 20, 2017 18:43

Panuzio wrote:
Fitzcarraldo wrote:Acrobat Reader for Linux is dead and withdrawn by Adobe. Some alternatives for Linux are discussed in the following blog post: Completing PDF forms and adding your signature without having to print the form.
But the question is another.
The question is about a program which reads pdf.
I don't want a program to creating pdf.
I want read this format, with a useful graphic system.
I told that the other programs are the worst, for a useful utilization.
And this conviction is not only my own. ;-)
Those applications read PDF files as well.

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Re: Acroread: why there isn't it?

Post by Panuzio » Tue Jun 20, 2017 19:23

Fitzcarraldo wrote:
Panuzio wrote:
Fitzcarraldo wrote:Acrobat Reader for Linux is dead and withdrawn by Adobe. Some alternatives for Linux are discussed in the following blog post: Completing PDF forms and adding your signature without having to print the form.
But the question is another.
The question is about a program which reads pdf.
I don't want a program to creating pdf.
I want read this format, with a useful graphic system.
I told that the other programs are the worst, for a useful utilization.
And this conviction is not only my own. ;-)
Those applications read PDF files as well.
But not usefully.
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Re: Acroread: why there isn't it?

Post by Fitzcarraldo » Tue Jun 20, 2017 21:09

Panuzio wrote:But not usefully.
I disagree with you; PDF-XChange Editor in WINE is superior to the now-dead Adobe Acrobat 9 for Linux. And both are closed-source in any case, so it's not as if Adobe Acrobat 9 for Linux can hold the high ground.

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Re: Acroread: why there isn't it?

Post by sabayonino » Tue Jun 20, 2017 22:20

for reading only , just okular or evince :mrgreen:
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Re: Acroread: why there isn't it?

Post by Panuzio » Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:48

sabayonino wrote:for reading only , just okular or evince :mrgreen:
Evince is very and very bad.
Okular is wearisome.

I just attempted to install PDF-XChange Editor, and I received this log, at the end of message:

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$ wine /home/****/.wine/PDFXVE6.exe
fixme:heap:HeapSetInformation (nil) 1 (nil) 0
err:ole:CoInitializeEx Attempt to change threading model of this apartment from multi-threaded to apartment threaded
fixme:ntdll:NtQueryInformationToken QueryInformationToken( ..., TokenElevation, ...) semi-stub
fixme:advapi:DecryptFileW (L"C:\\users\\****\\Temp\\{4B107F92-9BD7-490A-B400-11FF19DA75EB}\\", 00000000): stub
fixme:heap:HeapSetInformation (nil) 1 (nil) 0
err:ole:CoInitializeEx Attempt to change threading model of this apartment from multi-threaded to apartment threaded
fixme:ntdll:NtQueryInformationToken QueryInformationToken( ..., TokenElevation, ...) semi-stub
fixme:advapi:DecryptFileW (L"C:\\users\\****\\Temp\\{B5C7A35B-1C4D-45D3-A067-4FEE802233BD}\\", 00000000): stub
fixme:wincodecs:PngDecoder_Block_GetCount 0x18f780,0x9ce728: stub
fixme:shell:SHAutoComplete stub
fixme:advapi:DecryptFileW (L"C:\\users\\****\\Temp\\{B5C7A35B-1C4D-45D3-A067-4FEE802233BD}\\", 00000000): stub
fixme:exec:SHELL_execute flags ignored: 0x00000100
fixme:heap:HeapSetInformation (nil) 1 (nil) 0
err:ole:CoInitializeEx Attempt to change threading model of this apartment from multi-threaded to apartment threaded
fixme:ntdll:NtQueryInformationToken QueryInformationToken( ..., TokenElevation, ...) semi-stub
err:ole:create_server class {9ba05972-f6a8-11cf-a442-00a0c90a8f39} not registered
err:ole:CoGetClassObject no class object {9ba05972-f6a8-11cf-a442-00a0c90a8f39} could be created for context 0x4
Honestly, I tried to install PDF-XChange by Mint 18.
Then, I'll try by Sabayon.
Truthfully, Firefox is too heavy, but this is another matter... :-)
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Re: Acroread: why there isn't it?

Post by Fitzcarraldo » Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:45

I can see from the output you posted that you did not follow to the letter the instructions given in the blog post (see link in a previous post). PDF-XChange Editor still installs and works fine in an up-to-date SL installation; I have just checked a few minutes ago:

Select 'Download' > 'ZIP Installer (32/64 bit)' on the following Web site:

https://www.tracker-software.com/produc ... nge-editor

The Web browser in my installation is configured to download files to the directory ~/Downloads/ so this downloaded the file PDFXVE6.zip to that directory.

Then, in a terminal window in SL:

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[email protected] ~ $ su
sabayon fitzcarraldo # equo install wine
sabayon fitzcarraldo # exit
[email protected] ~ $ export WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.wine-pdfxve6
[email protected] ~ $ export WINEARCH="win32"
[email protected] ~ $ winecfg # Select Windows 10.
[email protected] ~ $ cd .wine-pdfxve6/drive_c/
[email protected] ~/.wine-pdfxve6/drive_c $ cp ~/Downloads/PDFXVE6.zip .
[email protected] ~/.wine-pdfxve6/drive_c $ unzip PDFXVE6.zip
[email protected] ~/.wine-pdfxve6/drive_c $ wine PDFXVE6.exe # Follow blog post instructions to install PDF-XChange Editor.
[email protected] ~/.wine-pdfxve6/drive_c $ WINEPREFIX="$HOME/.wine-pdfxve6" && WINEARCH="win32" && wine $WINEPREFIX/drive_c/Program\ Files/Tracker\ Software/PDF\ Editor/PDFXEdit.exe # To run from command line.
You can then edit the DE's Application Launcher menu to include the last command above, so that PDF-XChange Editor can be launched via the DE's GUI rather than from the command line.

Follow *exactly* the installation instructions given in the above-mentioned blog post.

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