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LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 23, 2013
An "enum" for Python 3
An unexpected perf feature
LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 16, 2013
A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
Now that Kpdf 0.4 which supports multi-page view and selecting text is out (as part of Kde 3.4) I have no reason to want to install Acrobat 7.
Who needs Acrobat 7?
Posted Mar 30, 2005 22:13 UTC (Wed) by bkw1a (subscriber, #4101)
Will kpdf let you fill in PDF forms? That's the main reason I've been using
Posted Mar 30, 2005 22:20 UTC (Wed) by danielthaler (guest, #24764)
Posted Mar 31, 2005 6:10 UTC (Thu) by coolian (guest, #14818)
Posted Mar 31, 2005 13:43 UTC (Thu) by cpm (guest, #3554)
If it means the former, then I don' WANT TO FILL OUT FROMS in a
document. I want pdfs to act like pdfs. If it means the latter,
I don't want to play.
pdf, which is an adobe creation, is a cool thing, been around a
long while, and is very useful, as a pdf.
All these "features" speak to me of proprietary vendor lock-in.
I see this as a step in the wrong direction.
If a business vendor requires proprietary software on my behalf,
I find another vendor. If a customer requires proprietary
software on my behalf, that's the beauty of an open market. They
can shop elsewhere. No harm, no foul.
Open business is about open standards.
I don't have much use for the proprietary stuff. I wish folks
wouldn't encourage it.
Word count, proprietary 5
Posted Mar 31, 2005 19:03 UTC (Thu) by dw (subscriber, #12017)
Also don't forget that at least one other major PDF renderer exists in the wild that is not controlled by Adobe (AFAIK) - that built into Mac OSX as part of its display/printing subsystem. (Note: I have never used OSX, I'm going from what I read).
If you can stomach the hundreds of pages of specification, the PDF spec is quite an enthralling read. The format is very well designed and specified. +1 to Adobe.
Posted Mar 31, 2005 22:25 UTC (Thu) by grouch (guest, #27289)
As in Dmitri Sklyarov being arrested and kept from his family?
HTML supports forms. I have no use for another method of spyware.
Posted Apr 1, 2005 14:10 UTC (Fri) by ohanssen (subscriber, #2761)
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