Friday, January 21, 2005

One viewer to rule them all?

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Have you ever been dissatisfied with the current document viewer situation in GNOME, because none can serve all your needs? Do you miss a feature in either gpdf or ggv and ended up with xpdf, which doesn't integrate itself very well in the GNOME Desktop? A new project aims to make these problems a thing of the past. It is called evince. The project website states that
The goal of evince is to replace the multiple document viewers that exist on the GNOME Desktop, like ggv, gpdf, and xpdf with a single simple application.
The current version is 0.1 and is already in a usable state, at least my PDFs display without flaws. According to a post of Bryan Clark version 0.2 will be released soon.

More information, downloads and screenshots are available on the evince website.



Blogger Karel Demeyer knowledgely replied ...

It would be great if it could also VIEW MS Word documents etc .. but GOOD viewing only ;)
It's difficult for Openoffice/abiword to import them to edit them afterwards, maybe it's easier for viewing only to 'render' them better :D

4:17 PM, January 21, 2005  
Blogger Ed Crypt knowledgely replied ...

Some hope that evince get into GNOME 2.13/3.0?

6:33 PM, January 22, 2005  
Blogger Tim Fuchs knowledgely replied ...

We won't see it in 2.10, that's for sure, but i think it has good chances to be in 2.12.

6:14 PM, January 24, 2005  

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