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CSWB and PDFs from HP

Troodon
Frequent Advisor

CSWB and PDFs from HP

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I find if the height of foolishness that the errata sheets for the rx5660 (at the very least) are available as PDF only documents.

HP supplies and supports CSWB Mozilla expressly for the OpenVMS platform, yet there is no supported way to read PDF documents in which THIS critical information are supplied?

I realize the e-Tech people have supplied a non-supported mechanism which kind-of allows some access to the text features of PDF files, but I have not yet been able to round up Dr. von Neumann to figure out how to install it in a way that it actually works.

HP should remove all PDF links and replace them with HTML links until such time as they manage to figure out how to supply the browser with the ability to read current-revision PDFs (and recieve updates from Adobe) on these $50,000-$1,000,000 servers.
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2 REPLIES
Troodon
Frequent Advisor

Re: CSWB and PDFs from HP

I do not wish public comment. Those at HP who wish to discuss this self-evident problem know how to reach me.
Hoff
Honored Contributor

Re: CSWB and PDFs from HP

An HP supported PDF viewer integrated with DECwindows would be useful. Pending any such plans and any availability (nothing was in the roadmap here, when last I looked), there are unsupported XPDF installer kits for OpenVMS; these are PCSI-based kits.

http://64.223.189.234/node/173
http://64.223.189.234/node/305

Stephen Hoffman
HoffmanLabs LLC