Packaging acrotex with TeX Live

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at
Mon Oct 12 11:08:40 CEST 2020

po 12. 10. 2020 v 9:56 odesílatel Ulrike Fischer <news3 at> napsal:
> Am Sun, 11 Oct 2020 15:35:37 -0600 schrieb Karl Berry:
> > Ulrike: I know the standard is open, but if the practical reality is
> > that it is only nonfree software that supports feature XYZ, it wouldn't
> > be right to include packages whose main purpose is to deal with feature
> > XYZ.  This has always been the case with TeX Live (and teTeX and tex-k
> > before that).
> Sure but the fact that the standard is open since quite some time
> means that the probability that only "nonfree viewers" supports  a
> feature requested by enough people is quite low. And as expected
> searching a bit gives lots of hits outside adobe.
Unfortunately this is not the case. The Linux version of Acrobat
Reader 9 depends on obsolete libraries, their support was discontinued
a few years ago and can no longer be installed. This means that I am
not able to fill in the XFA forms for more than two years and I google
every year. This time I managed to find proprietary Master PDF Editor.
In the past I tried several other viewers which were incapable of
opening the XFA form.
> --
> Ulrike Fischer

Zdeněk Wagner

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