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« on: October 08, 2004, 02:07:59 pm »
Xpdf loads fine, but when I try to open a file the app closes.

Any ideas?

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« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2004, 03:59:08 pm »
We have seen this problems before.. We are looking into it.. Try with different PDFs
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« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2004, 02:54:58 am »
but in rc5 XPDF run much faster than in rc3. I had 5 MB pdf with lot of graphic and text and on rc3 opening it took forever dont even mention about reading it and changing pages - reloading of one page took 2-3 min. Now I can read it. Reloading is about 20-25 sec.

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« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2004, 01:08:53 pm »
I've found Xpdf buggy, slow, and lacking in features compared to qpdf2. For example, its view-as-text mode makes pdfs much faster and more readable on a handheld screen. What about switching rather than spending time trying to get Xpdf marginally stable?

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« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2004, 11:15:54 pm »
I'd second the vote for qpdf2. What would it take to get this ported over?

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« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2004, 06:16:08 pm »
i third that notion. arent there some libs for running qtopia apps on x11 that should make it possible?

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« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2004, 04:20:55 am »
I agree again, xpdf is the one sticking point of the new rom...  I liked qpdf2 pdf - txt option, very snazzy!   It seems that xpdf lets me open certain pdfs that qpdf2....   When i run xpdf from the terminal it complains about a lack of certain fonts...
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« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2004, 12:48:33 pm »
omega : try openning your pdf from command line, it works just fine and fast with xpdf...

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« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2004, 09:54:59 am »
alan - read the post. ;-)  I can open certain pdfs and others are missing txt and others crash immediately.
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« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2004, 03:46:56 pm »
  sorry...