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Roadmap or release plan? Is sumatrapdf dead? #1202

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StefanSchroeder opened this issue Sep 5, 2019 · 7 comments
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Roadmap or release plan? Is sumatrapdf dead? #1202

StefanSchroeder opened this issue Sep 5, 2019 · 7 comments

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@StefanSchroeder StefanSchroeder commented Sep 5, 2019

Ok, 'dead' is perhaps exaggerated, as sumatrapdf works nicely and is mostly feature complete.
Nevertheless there hasn't been a release in 3 years, but I can see from the commit dates that updates are made. Users cannot benefit from these updates if no new release is published.

So, I guess my issue is: What's the plan for SumatraPDF? Will there be new releases?

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@SumatraPeter SumatraPeter commented Sep 5, 2019

The latest pre-release build is dated April 23rd, so not that old (compared to the stable version at least!).

Only the dev can answer at what point one of these builds will be considered officially stable enough for general public use.

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@blinkenlight blinkenlight commented Sep 14, 2019

I came looking for this exact question - any software with no new release in several years is effectively dead, yet I see commits happening here (even if they seem to be refactoring and minor maintenance ones). So... should we expect basically no further releases anytime soon (which is de facto the same thing as "never")? This is by no means an attempt to demand anything of course, it would simply be nice to know where we stand...

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@Bartwillemsen Bartwillemsen commented Nov 6, 2019

As long as the maintainer is still active, a project isn't dead, imo. But I agree some kind of small update about what the plans are would be nice. :) Nonetheless, the current stable version still functions correctly even though it's more than 3 years old. It's still my go-to PDF reader on all of my Windows installations.

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@kjk kjk commented Nov 6, 2019

Right now I'm working on updating to latest mupdf (https://github.com/sumatrapdfreader/sumatrapdf/tree/update-mupdf). I'm hopefully I'll finish it relatively soon.

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@Bartwillemsen Bartwillemsen commented Nov 6, 2019

Thanks for the update, @kjk . I appreciate all the work you do!

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@SumatraPeter SumatraPeter commented Nov 6, 2019

That's great news @kjk, thanks for the update!

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@StefanSchroeder StefanSchroeder commented Nov 7, 2019

I didn't mean to imply that there is anything wrong with the stable release. It's just that it'd be nice to just wrap up the latest developments every once in a while and just push them out the door.
Of course I also do appreciate all the work that has been going into the development of sumatra-pdf. Or else I wouldn't be here.

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