Adobe Acroread was Re: [lug] Realplayer10 for Linux is out

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Mon Sep 13 15:23:06 MDT 2004

On Mon, Sep 13, 2004 at 03:06:19PM -0600, Evelyn Mitchell wrote:
> * On 2004-09-13 15:02 Ferdinand Schmid <fschmid at> wrote:
> > HI,
> > 
> > Now if only Adobe updated their reader.  I am getting plenty of warnings 
> > about documents that I can't properly view because they contain features 
> > that the old reader doesn't suport.
> No kidding.
> I'm tired of having to use Windows in order to be able to fill out pdf
> forms.

Well, i feel your pain! Unfortunately, for me it wouldn't be an update.
I'm working with Linx/PPC (or would that be GNU/Linux/PPC) -- there never
was a version for PPC (or Alpha, my other box). It's highly anoying to
have to start up a MacOnLinux-Session every time i want to read an
acrobat file. While xpdf is good enough for most stuff i occasionally have
to deal with pdfs that contain Type3 fonts

> I've put in a feature request to Adobe. Perhaps some more of you could do
> as well.

I've given up on Adobe -- their decisions seem not only to be based on
technical questions. Recall the FrameMaker story?

 just my 0.02$

   Ralf Mattes

> I can't belive they support the latest version of Acroread on cell phones
> (Symbian OS), but not Linux or Solaris.
> -- 
> Regards,          , ltd 
> Evelyn Mitchell             Linux Consulting since 1995
> efm at               Senior System and Network Administrators
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