Package Details: foxitreader 2.3.0.2174-2

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/foxitreader.git (read-only)
Package Base: foxitreader
Description: A fast, secure and complete PDF viewer
Upstream URL: https://www.foxitsoftware.com/products/pdf-reader/
Licenses: custom:eula
Submitter: tdy
Maintainer: Muflone
Last Packager: Muflone
Votes: 409
Popularity: 3.440199
First Submitted: 2009-01-21 18:59
Last Updated: 2017-03-05 17:19

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Muflone commented on 2017-03-05 16:28

@fsck_bieber
this question was already risen in the past. There's no a right way to determine what would be the best mirror for you. Even the upstream website cannot properly redirect you to the fastest mirror.
In the past we used cdn04, then cdn01 and now cdn02. Every time there's someone afraid with the download speed. The only thing I could recommend is to manually change the mirror based on the user experience.
(here from Italy every mirror except cdn02 transfers with a speed < 20 Kbps)

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maoyang_my commented on 2017-03-10 12:20

@Muflone
please add an option to let me disable the start tab, i hate closing every time manually instantly after I start foxit up.

Muflone commented on 2017-03-05 17:18

@zsrkmyn
I agree in removing the .svn and .directory stuff.
I dislike the use of /opt filesystem (a generic trashcan for unsorted stuff) in place of /usr and I don't want to see another error message from namcap.

Muflone commented on 2017-03-05 16:28

@fsck_bieber
this question was already risen in the past. There's no a right way to determine what would be the best mirror for you. Even the upstream website cannot properly redirect you to the fastest mirror.
In the past we used cdn04, then cdn01 and now cdn02. Every time there's someone afraid with the download speed. The only thing I could recommend is to manually change the mirror based on the user experience.
(here from Italy every mirror except cdn02 transfers with a speed < 20 Kbps)

fsck_bieber commented on 2017-03-05 07:20

Currently this package is using cdn02. which provide horrible speed(<200kbps) to Asia IP. If feasible, I suggest the package to use the right mirror according to region instead.

Asia cdn: http://cdn01.foxitsoftware.com/pub/foxit/reader/desktop/linux/2.x/2.3/en_us/FoxitReader2.3.0.2174_Server_x64_enu_Setup.run.tar.gz

zsrkmyn commented on 2017-03-05 06:40

What's more, according to the PKGBUILD's standard[1], foxiterader is a self-contained package, which should be installed to /opt, AFAIC.
I've worked out a PKGBUILD (and patch) based on yours here[2]. Take it if you like :)

[1] https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Arch_packaging_standards#Directories
[2] https://github.com/zsrkmyn/pkgbuilds/tree/master/foxitreader

zsrkmyn commented on 2017-03-05 06:23

There are still lots of redundant '.svn' directories and '.directory' files in the package. I suggest to use `cd "$pkgdir"; find -name .svn -exec rm -rf {} +; find -name .directory -exec rm -rf {} +` to remove them.

Muflone commented on 2017-03-04 00:25

Package updated to 2.3.0.2174

petronny commented on 2017-02-27 07:46

Please update it to 2.3

nickmcummins commented on 2017-02-10 18:29

@jorgedcc: After searching online a bit, I decided to post regarding this font issue on the official Foxit forums. I'll update my comment here if/once they get back on how to set the default application font. I'm using xfce4 but I don't think the solution would be any different on another DE like Cinnamon.

http://forums.foxitsoftware.com/forum/portable-document-format-pdf-tools/foxit-reader/162504-foxit-reader-application-font-on-linux

Anonymous comment on 2017-01-29 18:54

I managed to update to v2.3.0.2174 by changing the .SRCINFO and PKGBUILD files.
But, Muflone, could you keep this package updated please?

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