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

Andreas Matthias andreas.matthias at gmail.com
Wed Jan 13 23:38:58 CET 2010

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard wrote:

> nobody but you and Robin have stated they use old PDF software on a regular
> basis.

Well, they are not the only ones.

Although I do have recent pdf viewers and actually use them too,
I had configured texdoc to use AR5. It was much faster than newer
ARs then and that mattered especially when opening documentation,
looking up certain things for a few seconds, and then closing it
again. Only recently (a few weeks ago) I configured texdoc to use
AR9 which starts quite fast but I still feel the difference.

I have no problems using more recent pdf viewers and I won't
complain. I was always using several pdf viewers alternately.
The curious thing is that until recently I was using AR5 more
or less exclusively with texdoc. Times, they are a changin'.


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