Any okular update ?

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Any okular update ?

Post by bluegroper » 2018/05/27 00:50:51

Hi forum
We been using CentOS for very many years, and open source RH before that.
For simplicity (?), we use same CentOS for both servers and desktops (with KDE).
We're starting to find CentOS on desktops becoming a little outdated.
Recent versions of Okular have many important features that would let us abandon a legacy version of Acrobat.
I'd like to try a current version of Okular, but the CentOS packaged version is already ~5 years old and looking seriously out of date.
What to do ?
Should I try and manually install a later version of Okular, and risk breaking all sorts of other things ?
Or should I ask the packager/maintainer at nux-dextop if Okular can be updated ?
Or should I try another desktop distro, and thoroughly complicate our OS experience, knowledge, and support ?
Meanwhile, we smile and enjoy the challenges of working with open source softwares.
TIA's for any suggestions.

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Re: Any okular update ?

Post by stevemowbray » 2018/05/28 09:12:05

I don't know what you should do, but Nux will not package things that overwrite system packages so that's not an option.

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Re: Any okular update ?

Post by TrevorH » 2018/05/28 11:52:14

There are lots of pdf reader packages available. Are you sure that one of those doesn't already have the functionality you're looking for? To my knowledge we ship atril, qpdfview, and okular. Then there are things that will display pdf files like libreoffice, xv and even gimp.
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Re: Any okular update ?

Post by bluegroper » 2018/05/29 03:42:05

Okular is more than just a reader, and has been able to add annotations and stamps for maybe ~ 10 years.
Maybe I should try Fedora. :?:

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