Fred Schaettgen kde.sch at
Wed Mar 2 10:35:08 GMT 2005

On Wednesday 02 March 2005 01:09, David Faure wrote:
> On Wednesday 02 March 2005 01:01, George Staikos wrote:
> > The only concern I would have
> > is that we might need to have KGhostView launch KPDF if launched with a
> > pdf file for backwards compat.  "Good" apps would ask KDE to launch the
> > preferred viewer, but I guess some (3rd party?) apps out there might
> > assume KGhostView.
> And "KDE" might just read the user's file associations and obey "use
> kghostview for pdfs"... So even "good" apps would be affected, I'm afraid.

How about removing only the association with the pdf mimetype and drop support 
for it later? Then it would be more clear that kghostview is not the 
recommended viewer for pdfs anymore. For those who have customized their file 
associations, it would still work as before until support for pdf is dropped 


Fred Schaettgen
kde.sch at

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