[texhax] Executing a script with \href{run:script.sh}

James Quirk jjq at galcit.caltech.edu
Tue Oct 19 22:57:05 CEST 2010


On Tue, 19 Oct 2010, Martin Schröder wrote:

> 2010/10/19 James Quirk <jjq at galcit.caltech.edu>:
> > As regards to portability, it should be noted that Linux AR is
> > stuck with FlashPlayer (FP) 9 whereas Windows and OSX ARs use FP10.
> > It should also be noted that the FP within AR has security
> > features, over and above the standard FP. For instance, SWF shared objects
> > are not allowed. Thus one has to be careful when leveraging off
> > third-party SWFs, because they may use features which are not
> > available in AR's FP.
> It will be interesting to see when Linux will get AR X and which of
> these problems that will fix. And how long it will take Okular et.al.
> to get close to AR.
The security restrictions will not disappear with AR X, and as I'm on the 
beta release programme, I have been able to squash some bugs before it's 
unleashed on an unsuspecting public. As regards to Okular catching up with 
AR, I'm not too hopeful for two reasons: (i) AR is a moving target; (ii) 
AR's interactive features are very hard to pin down and I have a number of 
edge and corner cases which show that the PDF specification is incomplete. 
Thus I'm afraid developers will be in for a torrid time dealing with 
quirksmodes. But as I've been operating in Quirk mode all my life :-)
it will be business as usual.



> Best
>    Martin
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