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Bug 6746 - Change PDF reader reference to something more open
Change PDF reader reference to something more open
Status: NEW
Product: OJS
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Readers
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: P3 enhancement
Assigned To: PKP Support
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Reported: 2011-07-08 15:25 PDT by James MacGregor
Modified: 2012-09-22 15:02 PDT (History)
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Description James MacGregor 2011-07-08 15:25:52 PDT
See http://pkp.sfu.ca/support/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=7704&p=29811#p29811 for further conversation on this. Alex, I don't know if you'd like to see something more user-friendly/expansive here?
Comment 1 Alex Garnett 2011-07-08 15:36:25 PDT
Yeah, until there's a better browser-based solution, we may as well avoid endorsing Reader here. If we can get away without recommending a PDF viewer for Mac (because OSX Preview has native support), the best OSS Linux/Windows reader I know of is Evince (http://live.gnome.org/Evince/Downloads). Evidently Sumatra (http://blog.kowalczyk.info/software/sumatrapdf/) is also decent.
Comment 2 hugo 2011-07-18 01:56:26 PDT
There is an exhaustive list of free sofware pdf readers on http://pdfreaders.org (if you know of a free pdf reader which is not listed there, you can submit it)

Also the link to the Stanford's highwire advises Adobe… and I don't think it's helpful so it should be remove IMO.
Comment 3 Alex Garnett 2012-09-22 15:02:56 PDT
Oops -- I know we keep deferring the CMA bugs, but surely we can get this out of the way without too much trouble? OSX and Linux have both had a built-in solution, so this is really just a Windows issue. Either we become the only people on the internet to link a PDF reader other than Adobe Reader (which I'm perfectly fine with, and would still recommend Evince: https://live.gnome.org/Evince/Downloads, just because Gnome = likely to remain supported), or mark this won'tfix.