Monitor document changes

Bug #145637 reported by Nigel Cundy on 2007-09-27
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
evince (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: evince

Latest gutsy, fglrx, ATI radeon XPRESS 200M, compiz

I create an article or presentation using latex
create a postscript using dvips
open the ps with evince
make changes to the .tex file, dvips again to overwrite the old postscript
evince often (not always) does not reload, or prints a message "loading ..." and hangs.

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

This is not fully implemented yet,

Changed in evince:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
Changed in evince:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Vincenzo Ciancia (vincenzo-ml) wrote :

As strange as it may look, under lyx if you choose "view pdf" instead of "update pdf" (or dvi), evince will reload your document. This is because evince does not open a new window for the same pdf. This works around the bug report related to lyx.

Vincenzo Ciancia (vincenzo-ml) wrote :

Isn't this fixed in Jaunty? I think it is.

Dimitrios Symeonidis (azimout) wrote :

In fact, it seems to automatically reload the new file...

Simple way to reproduce this:
1) echo test > test.txt
2) a2ps test.txt -o - | ps2pdf - test.pdf
3) evince test.pdf &
4) echo test2 >> test.txt
5) a2ps test.txt -o - | ps2pdf - test.pdf

Vincenzo Ciancia (vincenzo-ml) wrote :

Very good.

Changed in evince (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

this is still an issue with lucid, re opening.

Changed in evince (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Released → Triaged
Changed in evince:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
skipper (attila-egri-nagy) wrote :

This problem recently appeared in trusty. For working with tex/latex this is really disruptive.

tags: added: trusty
Changed in evince:
status: Confirmed → Expired
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