Bug 245269 - texmaker: use xdg-open instead of (hard-coded) evince
texmaker: use xdg-open instead of (hard-coded) evince
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: texmaker (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Deji Akingunola
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Reported: 2007-06-21 20:56 EDT by Rex Dieter
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:12 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: 1.6-3.fc7
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Last Closed: 2007-08-27 17:50:06 EDT
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Description Rex Dieter 2007-06-21 20:56:21 EDT
texmaker-toos.patch currently hard-codes use of evince for ps/pdf viewer.  I'd
suggest using xdg-open instead, so that the users' preferred ps/pdf viewer app
is used instead.

If you choose to do that, you should add
Requires: xdg-utils
(the package that include xdg-open).
Comment 1 Deji Akingunola 2007-06-21 22:46:50 EDT
Thanks for the suggestion. I implemented this locally and tested viewing files
with it (from texmaker), but it failed to work properly. While it worked for
viewing %.dvi (it opened with xdvi), it fails for both ps and pdf where evince
(and also acroread for pdf) works. However running xdg-open from the
command-line to open the actual ps and pdf files works.
I'll leave this bug open, and investigate further while xdg-open would not work
within texmaker for ps and pdf. 
Comment 2 Rex Dieter 2007-06-21 22:55:55 EDT
dunno, WORKSFORME, setting by hand:
dvi viewer: xdg-open %.dvi
ps viewer: xdg-open %.ps
pdf viewer: xdg-open *.pdf
Comment 3 Deji Akingunola 2007-06-21 23:02:11 EDT
It failed for me in rawhide, if that matters. I'll reboot into F7 and check there.
Comment 4 Rex Dieter 2007-08-18 18:38:03 EDT
imo, I'd rather apps respect a users' preferred dvi/ps/pdf application instead
of hard-coding something.  And... if there are issues/problems related to that,
I'd rather push this change to devel/rawhide to give folks a chance to see/test,
and fix issues (that's what rawhide is for, right?). :)
Comment 5 Deji Akingunola 2007-08-18 23:31:51 EDT
Fixed, Thanks.
Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2007-08-19 11:14:33 EDT
texmaker-1.6-3.fc7 has been pushed to the Fedora 7 testing repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2007-08-27 17:49:52 EDT
texmaker-1.6-3.fc7 has been pushed to the Fedora 7 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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