[tex-live] pdfopen on Mac OS X

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Sat May 14 17:10:11 CEST 2011

Jim Diamond <jim.diamond at acadiau.ca> wrote:

> All: what we really need to do is to convince Adobe to support a
> command-line incantation of the form
> 	acroread [-refresh-if-already-open] [-start-at-page N] <file.pdf>
> on all supported platforms, and then this whole problem would go away,
> at least for people who want to use acroread.
> Does anyone have any friends in high places at Adobe?

foaf in an adobe devt team was persuaded to add a new feature.  it took
some horrifically long time (>2yrs iirc) but did eventually appear.

while this is a proof of concept, i can't imagine that the free software
world couldn't patch all the holes you know of in pdfopen, in way less
time than that.

so let's all sing a merry song and look for some programmers, eh?


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