I maintain the epdfview package, which is a light-weight PDF viewer based on poppler and gtk. Unfortunately its upstream has gone inactive and non-responsive, so I'd like to remove epdfview from Fedora. I would like to have some other PDF viewer Obsolete epdfview.
A natural upgrade path from epdfview would be to a light-weight build of evince.
Inspiration could be taken from Debian, where the "evince" source package builds the sources twice. The full-features binary package is called "evince", and a light-weight binary package is called "evince-gtk". In Debian the full-featured build is configured with:
DEB_CONFIGURE_EXTRA_FLAGS := --disable-scrollkeeper \
and the light-weight build with:
(See the "rules" file inside of http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/pool/main/e/evince/evince_3.4.0-3.1.debian.tar.gz)
I would like to see a similar build of evince in Fedora (either called "evince-gtk" for similarity with Debian, or under some other name if you don't like this one) and have it Obsolete the last build of epdfview.
Afterwards, I will retire epdfview.
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> I maintain the epdfview package, which is a light-weight PDF viewer based on
> poppler and gtk. Unfortunately its upstream has gone inactive and
Jordi Fita (the upstream developer of epdfview) has finally responded to me. He fully supports the idea of removing epdfview and he recommends evince-gtk as a good replacement.
Is anything happening with this request? I am using epdfview
in Fedora 18 and if it is going away in Fedora 19 is this going
to replace it? If so, should I be looking elsewhere for proof
or indications of that? Thanks.
The disabled features are basic features of Evince (and of Gnome of which Evince is part). They shouldn't be disabled.