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Bug 75465 - ancient xdvi in RH8?
Summary: ancient xdvi in RH8?
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: tetex
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tim Waugh
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-10-08 20:30 UTC by Martijn Feleus
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:47 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Enhancement
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2003-05-23 15:29:21 UTC

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Description Martijn Feleus 2002-10-08 20:30:28 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.5 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20020809

Description of problem:
The version reported by xdvi is 22.05d-k, that of pxdvi 22.15-k. Is that mere
cosmetics or is this indeed the xdvi of *3 years* ago?
Current xdvi version is 22.63, adding all sorts of nice functionality (sort of
like textures on mac, which everyone always raves about).

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
just run (p)xdvi -version

Additional info:

Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2002-10-08 20:33:19 UTC
Does 22.63 support Japanese?

Comment 2 Martijn Feleus 2002-10-09 13:55:09 UTC
I have no idea; neither the site nor the source seems to mention Japanese though.

Comment 3 Tim Waugh 2002-10-09 14:00:36 UTC
We can't lose Japanese support in pxdvi, and I'd rather keep xdvi at the same 

Comment 4 Martijn Feleus 2002-10-09 14:25:50 UTC
I imagine that the newer version would since the older version does, right? Or
do you patch the stock xdvi source? I have no idea how to verify this, however,
since I'm no programmer, merely a sysadmin.

I think that it would be worthwhile to try upgrading xdvi though, since the new
features are very nice from what I read.

Comment 5 Tim Waugh 2002-10-09 14:41:59 UTC
Stock 22.15 doesn't support Japanese.

Comment 6 Gerald Teschl 2002-10-21 19:55:05 UTC
I also feel that the version of xdvi should be updated. Several users
have complained to me about this.

Moroever, I do not understand the issue about japanese support? Xdvi displays
whatever tex produces. So it will support whatever tex supports.

Comment 7 Tim Waugh 2002-10-21 20:40:12 UTC
Look at the differences between pxdvi and xdvi.  I don't understand all the
issues myself.

Comment 8 Gerald Teschl 2002-10-23 10:21:35 UTC
The only difference between pxdvi and xdvi seems to be navigation.
pxdvi has an extended sidebar where a page can be selected and they use
slightley different keyboard shortcuts.

Comment 9 Tim Waugh 2002-10-23 10:30:33 UTC
Then look at the patch.  It is quite extensive I think.

Comment 10 Tim Waugh 2003-05-23 15:29:21 UTC
Rawhide version has a newer xdvi now.

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