Suggestion: include okular in MINT instead of the "document viewer"

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Suggestion: include okular in MINT instead of the "document viewer"

Post by flatiron » Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:07 am

It works SOOOOOO much better. This is an actual PDF viewer. The controls are a little buried (like widening lines. It is kinda hidden). But it is very useful. Document viewer is too basic and useless and shouldn't be a part of the innate MINT package.

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Re: Suggestion: include okular in MINT instead of the "document viewer"

Post by xenopeek » Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:40 am

Okular is KDE's PDF viewer. It is installed by default on Linux Mint KDE editions. It doesn't take much disk space there because—of course—the KDE components Okular needs are already installed. On non-KDE editions those KDE components aren't installed. To meet the needs of Okular, those KDE components for a total size of about 250 MB would need to be added. While Okular has more features than Xreader, the average user just needs something to read their PDF files with and Xreader suffices for that. Users that need additional functions for working with PDF files can install other PDF tools, like Okular, easily after installing Linux Mint—without needing to make everybody's installation 250 MB larger to also ship the KDE components only Okular needs.
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Re: Suggestion: include okular in MINT instead of the "document viewer"

Post by jimallyn » Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:25 pm

I don't find Document Viewer "basic and useless." It does what it was intended to do: view documents. Some people, perhaps especially Linux people, like to say, "A program should do one thing only and do it well."
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