Partner Repository package availability for Quantal Quetzal

Asked by Alex on 2012-09-11

Hi,

I have looked everywhere I can think to see if this is answered, or documented, but I can't find anything, so I apologise if I missed something.

Now that Quantal has reached feature freeze and released beta 1, is there a plan to add Adobe Reader (or other packages in partner for 12.04) to the Quantal partner repository prior to release? This would allow for a bit of testing before users start getting upgrade notices. At the moment only Skype is in there.

Thanks,

Alex

Question information

Language:
English Edit question
Status:
Answered
For:
Ubuntu acroread Edit question
Assignee:
No assignee Edit question
Last query:
2012-09-11
Last reply:
2012-09-12

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/acroread

Seems not. Why do you want Acroread? There re plenty of open source readers available...

Alex (alex.b) said : #2

To answer your specific question: because there are a lot of 'interactive' pdf forms around. To pull one out of the air: http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/forms/ch2-online.pdf

It's not really only about Adobe Reader, I just couldn't find anything else to attach this question to.

Basically, the Precise partner repository currently contains:
acroread
acroread-common
db2exc (a free db2 server from IBM)
skype
adobe-flashplugin
eucalyptus-common (Elastic Utility Computing Architecture, Canonical's big thing)
eucalyptus-cloud
eucalyptus-cc
eucalyptus-nc
eucalyptus-gl
eucalyptus-sc
eucalyptus-walrus
eucalyptus-java-common
gstreamer0.10-fluendo-plugins-mp3-partner (enhanced mp3 codec for GStreamer)
centrifydc (Active Directory integration if you need to attach an Ubuntu system to a Windows domain)
adobe-flash-properties-gtk
adobe-flash-properties-kde

and various translations for some of the above

The Quantal partner repository currently contains:
skype

I'm trying to find out if this is an official policy development ("all of this software is bad except Skype which we love"). Or if the partner repository has simply been forgotten about and there is going to be a mad rush of packages being thrown out around Quantal release date.

I am really struggling to work out which it is.

Can always just install it manually using the bin file from the Adobe site....

I tested the http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/forms/ch2-online.pdf file with evince and
evince allows to enter text into the forms.

Can you help with this problem?

Provide an answer of your own, or ask Alex for more information if necessary.

To post a message you must log in.