Package Details: impressive 0.12.1-2

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Package Base: impressive
Description: A fancy PDF presentation program (previously known as KeyJNote)
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Licenses: GPL2
Submitter: Dragonlord
Maintainer: pat-s
Last Packager: pat-s
Votes: 4
Popularity: 0.054578
First Submitted: 2017-12-02 19:48
Last Updated: 2019-10-07 08:49

Latest Comments

vicp74 commented on 2019-10-16 17:26

Well, I installed java-commons-lang (which is a opt-dep of pdftk) and everything works fine now, without the java errors.

vicp74 commented on 2019-10-15 14:37

I tried impressive with the new pdftk from community and using the default backend (Xpdf/Poppler) but it doesn't seem to work with PDF v1.5 (from pdflatex) while it works just fine with PDF v1.4 (from Impress). There are some java errors while running it, but they appear whether the presentation works or not.

Then I tried a different backend, so I installed mupdf-tools, and it works fine with every version of PDF. I don't know what changed with the new pdftk (since it used to work before), but maybe this package could depend on mupdf-tools instead of pdftk for better compatibility.

Tio commented on 2019-10-13 00:07

Manjaro Gnome it gets stuck on "preparing" - I am using pamac to try and install.

valandil commented on 2019-10-07 01:29

@pat-s, could you change the dependency to pdftk?

pdftk-bin provides pdftk, so the user can choose between having pdftk or pdfk-bin if you put pdftk has a dependency. I myself prefer compiling pdftk from source (I'm also the maintainer for pdftk.)


pat-s commented on 2018-12-04 19:26

I see the point. I moved from pdftk to pdftk-bin because of @gersons argument. I have no real preference here. But the cumbersome build process of pdftk maybe favors pdftk-bin a little bit more? Both pkgs are used by ~ the same amount of users.

GeoffreyFrogeye commented on 2018-11-16 12:59

I would advise against using pdftk-bin as a dependency. pdftk-bin provides pdftk, so if the dependency is on pdftk and one has installed pdftk-bin, this package will still be able to be installed. On the other hand, if we keep the pdftk-bin dependency, one that has pdftk installed won't be able to install this package.

pat-s commented on 2018-08-23 08:53

@gerson Thanks. I'll tackle this after I am back from vacation. Hit me up again in case I forget.

gerson commented on 2018-08-21 14:26

pdktk depends on gcc6, which makes it quite cumbersome. It is better to install pdftk-bin. Could we set pdftk-bin as the default instead of pdftk?