FC4 slimfast slimfest

P Linnell mrdocs at gmail.com
Tue Feb 22 00:55:09 UTC 2005

> Message: 6
> Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2005 16:10:15 -0500 (EST)
> From: Dan Williams <dcbw at redhat.com>
> Subject: Re: FC4 slimfast slimfest
> To: Development discussions related to Fedora Core
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> Is there any particular reason to keep 'gv'?  How important is it to keep around
> pure X11 versions of tools like this? There are gnome & KDE versions of
> PostScript & PDF viewers that are much more capable, and far less ugly.
> Furthermore, I think it's time for 'ggv' and 'gpdf' to go as well, in favor of
> Evince as the Single Gnome Document Viewer for PS/PDF files.  Its going to
> happen at some point anyway, might as well be now.
> Total savings from these three would be:
> 169938 gv-3.5.8-29.i386.rpm
> 936623 ggv-2.8.3-1.i386.rpm
> 775003 gpdf-2.9.3-1.i386.rpm
> ----------------------------
> 1881564
> Dan
> PS (I think xpdf has to stick around for now...)

No and correct.

I've not used evince enough to comment. GSview is actually superior
and already packaged, but wrt the others please make them go away.

Here is why from the 1.2.2cvs docs for Scribus:

"Two plus years of working with Scribus has led me to the current
conclusion that the following three viewers are the most reliable at
displaying PS/EPS/PDF created by Scribus:
Acrobat Reader 5.0.8+ for Linux - 
GSview 4.6+ - with the latest version of Ghostscript available. 
Xpdf 3.00+ -..."

KPDF in KDE 3.4 is also a major improvement.


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