Bug 168037 - Review Request: tetex-movie15
Summary: Review Request: tetex-movie15
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: Package Review
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Greg DeKoenigsberg
QA Contact: David Lawrence
URL: http://texcatalogue.sarovar.org/entri...
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-09-11 10:49 UTC by Michael A. Peters
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2005-11-29 15:03:01 UTC

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Description Michael A. Peters 2005-09-11 10:49:06 UTC
Spec Name or Url: http://mpeters.us/fc_extras/tetex-movie15.spec
SRPM Name or Url: http://mpeters.us/fc_extras/tetex-movie15-1.0-1.src.rpm

Defines \includemovie with PDF-1.5 compatibility. Option 'autoplay' causes the
media clip to be started right after the page has loaded. This is useful for
side by side movie clips to be played back synchronously.

The version number I made up, could not find a version in the README or the .sty file :-/

The author also doesn't seem to have his e-mail in either, I think I have his e-mail though, I will ask him what the version number should be if I can not find it.

Package builds in mock, rpmlint gives no errors.
It succesfully compiles a pdf document with embedded AVI file.

Comment 1 Michael A. Peters 2005-09-11 12:04:58 UTC
Note for testing:

pdf can be compiled with pdflatex or with dvips + ps2pdf

dvips + distiller, at least with Adobe online encoding (all I have acces to),
seems to fail.

Resulting PDF may not work in Linux (doesn't seem to with embedded avi file) but
should in Windows - I'm looking to see what needs to be done to get it to work
in Linux (with acroread).

PDF is viewable in Linux, but the embedded avi is not, reader claims no suitable
plugin found.

Comment 2 Michael A. Peters 2005-09-12 19:24:02 UTC
To get the embedded part of the PDF to work in Linux, it would require an
acrobat plugin (maybe gstreamer??) be developed for Linux.

But you can use this LaTeX style in Linux with either pdflatex or dvips + ps2pdf
to create a PDF that works on operating systems where adobe does provide a
plugin for Acroread (6 or newer)

Comment 3 Michael A. Peters 2005-10-10 18:17:57 UTC

Updated spec file to fix some packaging booboos I made.

Comment 4 Orion Poplawski 2005-10-18 17:15:24 UTC
Looks like there is a 20051013 version available.  I'd also suggest using a
version of 0.YYYYMMDD unless you are positive that upstream will never use
simple version numbers.

I'd remove the commented BuildRequires: sed.

Otherwise the spec looks good.
-  License is okay.
-  rpmlint is silent
- appears to work with your above caveats

Comment 5 Michael A. Peters 2005-11-29 15:03:01 UTC
I'm going to drop this - the upstream file is small but changes with some
frequency, and other than at school - I do not have a means to test it as it
changes (all linux at home), so I'm not really fit to maintain it until such
time as the output (PDF with embedded multimedia) works in one of the available
Linux PDF readers.

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