[Slackbuilds-users] ePDFViewer SBo

Nick Warne nick at linicks.net
Sun Apr 13 13:36:43 UTC 2014

On 13/04/14 13:57, John Vogel wrote:
> On Sun, 13 Apr 2014 12:32:24 +0100
> Nick Warne <nick at linicks.net> wrote:
>> For some time now, ePDFViewer doesn't display images any more for me,
>> and as I like the lightweightness (such a word?) of this application, I
>> looked into it today.
>> For an example, the manual for Qxw (my Slackbuild) shows this behaviour:
>> http://www.quinapalus.com/qxw-guide-20140131.pdf
>> Load this up - do you see the screenshots?  I have found if you rotate
>> the page right/left they then appear - but vieing the document the
>> right-way-up or upside-down the images are just grey squares.
>> I rebuilt ePDFViewer, and still no go.  Anybody else see this behaviour?
>> Nick
> Nick,
> I tested ePDFview with the file you linked and I see the same symptoms.
> I've searched the web for the homepage of ePDFview, to no avail. I've
> found references in Fedora, Debian and Gentoo bug reports that this
> project is dead. This bug you is reported at least on both Debian and
> Fedora, with no fix and the package is orphaned by both distributions.
> Gentoo dropped the package all together.
> As a side note, I tried that pdf on some other pdf readers:
> mupdf: rendered good, but if you are accustomed to gui for your view,
> 	then mupdf's cli interface maybe too spartan.
> qpdfview: rendered good. not as lightweight as ePDFview and uses qt
> 	instead of gtk.
> zathura: rendered good. very lightwieght. keyboard-centric, not point
> 	and click friendly. (personally, I like it, but I use tiling
> 	window manager and lean towards apps like this one).
> xpdf: rendered good. not lightweight. I've used this for a long time
> 	with no complaints.

Yep, thanks John.  I already use xpdf - sometimes what one app fails on 
another doesn't.

I am happy with Andrew's suggestion of zathura.

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