[pdftex] [tex-live] PDF 1.5 by default in TL 2010

Philip TAYLOR P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Wed Jan 13 13:04:02 CET 2010

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard wrote:

> Sure, but then you could stay with TL09, or install a free viewer just for
> viewing while keeping AA for the rest, tune your TL2010 to produce 1.4,
> etc. They are plenty of options and the choice is yours. Put another way: you
> *can* read compressed PDF 1.5 if you want to, it's merely a matter of personal
> choice.

The problem is (and this problem does not originate with TL)
is that all versions of PDF use the same file extension
(.pdf), and on any given system, that extension can be
conveniently associated with at most one utility).  Thus
I (and others in a similar position) would either have
to re-associate PDFs with a more recent version of AR,
or leave the association as it is, with a more functional.
less crippled (but also less modern), AA.  It /may/ be
possible to create an alternative action (say, "Read" :
the default is "Open") but whether TeXdoc could conveniently
attach itself to the "Read" hook rather than the "Open"
hook I could not predict ...

** Phil.

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