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Old 12th December 2007, 02:31 PM
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Thumbs up Let's ask Adobe to create yum repository for Adobe Reader

Let's ask Adobe to create yum repository for Adobe Reader like they've done for Flash Player!

http://www.adobeforums.com/webx/.3bc38853
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Old 12th December 2007, 03:10 PM
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Or add Reader to the same yum repository.
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Old 12th December 2007, 03:20 PM
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I'm still waiting for them to fulfill my request for a 64 bit flash player
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Old 12th December 2007, 04:29 PM
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I'm still waiting for them to fulfill my request for a 64 bit flash player
I'm also waiting for them to release a Linux version of their Creative Suite .
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Old 12th December 2007, 04:33 PM
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I thought it was already there. I could be wrong though. Have you done a search after adding their repository?
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Old 12th December 2007, 05:14 PM
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I thought it was already there. I could be wrong though. Have you done a search after adding their repository?
A search through yumex using "adobe" yielded no results for reader.
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Old 12th December 2007, 05:38 PM
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Personally I prefer evince to the Adobe reader - it seems lighter... also with Adobe announcing they're going to put ad's in pdfs I think open source options may be the way to go anyway.
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Old 12th December 2007, 08:18 PM
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Personally I prefer evince to the Adobe reader - it seems lighter... also with Adobe announcing they're going to put ad's in pdfs I think open source options may be the way to go anyway.
yeah evince starts instantly whereas acroread8 takes a good few seconds to load and it barely even works on x86_64, even with the patches. i do like acroread's hand tool - i.e. you can drag the document around, and it will work with the odd pdf that evince won't render properly.

adobe can't put ads in pdf's but they can in their software - well it already has the pink "get acrobat" animation in the windows plugin.

as the program doesn't get updated much it seems a bit pointless having a repo when you can just use the rpm, i guess it wouldn't hurt to just bung it in with the flash repo for ease of access, but a repo for what is effectively one file is silly.
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Old 13th December 2007, 05:38 AM
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Why would they want to maintain their own repositories when they can just hand over the rpms to other repos like livna
Or atleast they can provide the repo install rpm to these repositories, by which a new user doesnt have to install n number of repos to get his system up to speed. Just my 2 cents on getting things easier for everyone.
There is already a project underway to integrate livna and another repo.
We have livna, dag, at, google and who else? and how many of those are compatible with each other?
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Old 13th December 2007, 06:21 AM
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would be a good idea to get them to make a yum repo for us, but then could they maintain that?.. probably not
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Old 13th December 2007, 07:41 AM
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Let's ask Adobe to create yum repository for Adobe Reader like they've done for Flash Player!

http://www.adobeforums.com/webx/.3bc38853
Guys post not here but to provided URL.
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Old 14th February 2008, 08:59 PM
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http://blogs.adobe.com/acroread/2008...lable_via.html

^ Yay! I was utterly shocked when Adobe Reader 8.1.2 came up with my other updates on my desktop, so I went to find an article to confirm that they have added Reader to their repository . However, I find it insulting/ironic that they used Comic Sans for their "Yum!" graphic . ^
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Old 15th February 2008, 11:15 PM
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has anyone else noticed that since moving from the 8.11 rpm to 8.12 via yum that there are no file associations - "open with..." doesn't list acroread, there's no icon in the applications menu etc.

i think the packagers have screwed it all up - missing mimetypes etc.
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Old 16th February 2008, 04:01 AM
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Wow, good catch. I have to admit I never checked for functionality after the update .
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Hello:
The normal file association works as it did before ..... at least here.

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