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Month: December 2014

Re: [trinity-users] kpdf problems

From: Greg Madden <gomadtroll@...>
Date: Tue, 23 Dec 2014 14:18:49 -0900
On Tuesday 23 December 2014 9:11:28 am you wrote:
> I've been having a couple problems with kpdf.  Both have been going on for
> some time now; I don't remember exactly when they started, but it could've
> been when I switched from 13.2 to R14 several months ago.  This is on
> Debian 7.
> 1. Occasionally it will refuse to render a single page of a multipage PDF
> (or maybe a couple pages of a very long document), when other viewers
> render all pages just fine.  It's the same pages every time, and there's
> nothing different about them that I can see -- just a random page in the
> middle of a document.  If I burst the PDF into individual files for each
> page, it still refuses to render that same page.
> 2. It "forgets" a page as soon as it's no longer displayed, and has to
> re-render it to display it again.  It's as though Memory Usage is set to
> Low instead of Normal or Aggressive, but the setting makes no difference. 
> This is very inconvenient in cases where it takes more than a fraction of a
> second to render a page, which is the case with most of the PDFs I use.
> 3. One more that's not a new problem, just the way kpdf has always been:
> It's extremely slow -- something like 3x slower than Adobe Reader, and at
> least 50% slower than Evince.  I'd have switched to one of those long ago,
> but there are several features of kpdf that I really like.

> Is there any chance of getting these things fixed?  Thanks.
+1, no solution though other than use what works.

I think kpdf could use some attemtion. Refer to bug #1, I added comments to 
that bug concerning an issue with kpdf.

kpdf is good for quick views while browsing the web, for working with pdf's at 
work I view with 'mupdf', and evince to working around bug #1 for my printing 
pdf needs. Okular is nice but way more depends thasn evince..I could go on 
and on about pretty DE's taking precedence over applications :-)