I had a mail conversation the last few days with Foxit and these are their statement:
- No plans yet to release a new version, in the future it might happen.
- The program didn't had any security updates the last 5 years so it's not to tell how secure the program really is.
- Foxit reader is smaller than Adobe Reader/Acroread and therefore a lesser target for any kind of breaches.
- Also Foxit reader doesn't had any major security breaches unlike Adobe reader/Acroread.
1/ no plans => never again... don't even think about a 64bit release
2/ 5 years without security review is kind of never, too
3/ maybe smaller, but this does not make it impervious to PDF format flaws
4/ probably nobody reported breaches to them because nobody cares, but no news is not necessarily good news... considering the 3 previous points, this does really not ensure (*) anything
So my own opinion is still that it is closed-source crapware for Linux, even if it is otherwise a good PDF reader in the Windows world.Edit: (*) replaced "warranty" with "ensure"...