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So which/how many users use Adobe Reader on Linux ?

So which/how many users use Adobe Reader on Linux ?

Posted Aug 16, 2012 23:08 UTC (Thu) by JoeBuck (guest, #2330)
In reply to: So which/how many users use Adobe Reader on Linux ? by josh
Parent article: Google warns of using Adobe Reader - particularly on Linux (The H)

Is this a recent development? A couple years back I tried to make evince work with tax forms and failed miserably. Guess I'll try again.

The evince developers should use the IRS tax forms as test data and for regressions; they are freely redistributable (not subject to copyright if I understand correctly as a US government work).


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So which/how many users use Adobe Reader on Linux ?

Posted Aug 16, 2012 23:38 UTC (Thu) by josh (subscriber, #17465) [Link]

I don't know how recently this started working reliably, but I've used evince for several forms in the last ~2 years or so.

DRM'd/locked forms don't save

Posted Aug 16, 2012 23:39 UTC (Thu) by jjs (guest, #10315) [Link]

Under Evince (3.4.0-2+b1) or Okular (4.8.4-2) on Debian. Can pull up the forms fine, fill them out, but they don't save. I can save the filled forms with Adobe Reader.

DRM'd/locked forms don't save

Posted Aug 17, 2012 0:08 UTC (Fri) by shmerl (guest, #65921) [Link]

I didn't test DRMed forms, but non DRMed save and reload fine.

not subject to copyright as a US Government work

Posted Aug 17, 2012 12:29 UTC (Fri) by Wol (guest, #4433) [Link]

Actually, technically, I think that's not true. As per Berne, EVERYTHING of that sort IS subject to copyright.

As per, however, the US law implementing copyright, the US government cannot ENFORCE that copyright, within the US at least.

So, if you're an American, it's a distinction without a difference :-)

Cheers,
Wol


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