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Offline jur

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pre-compiled binaries for FoxitReader available
« on: July 31, 2010, 09:45:24 PM »
Foxit Reader is a very fast and mature pdf reader, far less bloat than e.g. Acrobat.

Download it from this page:
http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/desklinux/

Extract the archive and place the files in your path, e.g. in /home/tc/.local/bin. Follow the readme instructions, very simple, and make sure all files are copied (just a few files).

I find Foxit vastly faster and stable than anything else I have tried. It may be bigger than epdfview but it sure works a lot better.

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Re: pre-compiled binaries for FoxitReader available
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2010, 10:01:48 PM »
There is also a foxit install script in Programming and Scripting, though I need to update it for the freedesktop stuff for 3.x.  But the package creation and extension making part of it still works.

http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php?topic=2029.0

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Re: pre-compiled binaries for FoxitReader available
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2010, 01:02:48 AM »
Oh, I see. Could it be made into a tcz for the repo, or is that only for open-source stuff? (Not that using the script is too much work but in the repo it has more visibility...)

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Re: pre-compiled binaries for FoxitReader available
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2010, 01:19:53 AM »
Upstream binary stuff is ok if redistributable.
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Re: pre-compiled binaries for FoxitReader available
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2010, 04:00:18 AM »
Looks like item 5 of the EULA OK's redistribution since tcl is not designed for handheld devices.

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Re: pre-compiled binaries for FoxitReader available
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2010, 05:33:23 AM »
Yep, it appears distributable.  I don't know if the license changed recently or if that fact was overlooked.

Now just waiting on an extension..


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Re: pre-compiled binaries for FoxitReader available
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2010, 02:14:41 PM »
I'll do this one.