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Re: [opensuse-factory] Let's keep acroread for pure reasons of usability.
On November 7, 2013 at 2:31 PM Per Jessen <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I think we ought to keep acroread in the distro simply because it's
about usability.  The current suggestions:

Usability ... hmm, well, my first concern is security.
If someone trusts the unmaintained stuff, then he/she should install it.

a) download it from adobe yourself
b) use something else

c) if someone is really interested, why doesn't he maintain his own
version in OBS?

are not good enough.  If (a) was a real solution, why are we building
building a distro at all.  (b) is not a solution because there is no
100% replacement for acroread.

By removing acroread, we are sacrificing critical usability because of a
rule about unmaintained software.  I suggest we reconsider and wait
until the alternatives have caught up.  Once we have a mature
plug-compatible alternative, we can remove acroread.

Now, as there have been many complaints about okular and other replacements
here on this list: honestly, does anyone have opened a bug for it?
... hmm, I guess no, and so will it be until users are starting to use other
things than acroread ... and they won't start until that package is removed.

BTW: what are other distros doing?

Have a nice day,
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