Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 75465
ancient xdvi in RH8?
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:47:20 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.5 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20020809
Description of problem:
The version reported by xdvi is 22.05d-k, that of pxdvi 22.15-k. Is that mere
cosmetics or is this indeed the xdvi of *3 years* ago?
Current xdvi version is 22.63, adding all sorts of nice functionality (sort of
like textures on mac, which everyone always raves about).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
just run (p)xdvi -version
Does 22.63 support Japanese?
I have no idea; neither the site nor the source seems to mention Japanese though.
We can't lose Japanese support in pxdvi, and I'd rather keep xdvi at the same
I imagine that the newer version would since the older version does, right? Or
do you patch the stock xdvi source? I have no idea how to verify this, however,
since I'm no programmer, merely a sysadmin.
I think that it would be worthwhile to try upgrading xdvi though, since the new
features are very nice from what I read.
Stock 22.15 doesn't support Japanese.
I also feel that the version of xdvi should be updated. Several users
have complained to me about this.
Moroever, I do not understand the issue about japanese support? Xdvi displays
whatever tex produces. So it will support whatever tex supports.
Look at the differences between pxdvi and xdvi. I don't understand all the
The only difference between pxdvi and xdvi seems to be navigation.
pxdvi has an extended sidebar where a page can be selected and they use
slightley different keyboard shortcuts.
Then look at the patch. It is quite extensive I think.
Rawhide version has a newer xdvi now.