RE: [svg-developers] is ASV deployed with Adobe Reader ?
Scott, you may not be aware that ASV3 was bundled with Acrobat Reader for
almost 2 years (I might be wrong about the time period... certainly longer
than a year); in fact, a version of ASV that works in Acrobat only (not a
host browser) is still bundeled with Acrobat Reader. So there is good
precedent for them to do so again.
I do not believe that any ASV browser plug-in is currently distributed with
Acrobat Reader. I do think that they will bundle ASV6 with Acrobat Reader,
when SVG1.2 is finalized and the ASV6 plug-in is done. I don't have any
inside information, though. Adobe has a policy of not commenting on
updcoming releases, though, so I doubt we'll have any official word about it
much in advance.
| I agree this tact would greatly help to spread support for
| SVG. However, it would be a bad business move for Adobe to
| install ASV as part of Adobe Reader. They are different
| tools for different purposes. Adobe has been very successful
| in keeping the reader small and useful. If they did this
| many customers may start to ask "why was this installed when
| all I wanted was the reader? What else was installed that I
| don't know about?" Installing secondary tools in the
| background is perceived to be a sneaky move and I'm sure
| Adobe would not want to be viewed as sneaky.
| Your line of thought is good though, how about an option at
| the end of the install. "Would you like to install the Adobe
| SVG viewer also?"
| just my $0.02
| -----Original Message-----
| From: campin_b [mailto:campin_b@...]
| Sent: Thursday, May 27, 2004 1:47 PM
| To: email@example.com
| Subject: [svg-developers] is ASV deployed with Adobe Reader ?
| Hi all,
| A short one:
| I would like to know if the Adobe SVG viewer 3 is packaged
| with the Adobe reader 6 when installed ?
| I tried on win2K, but it seems that the ASV need a separate
| download and install. (Did I miss a special installation package ?)
| If not is Adobe planning to package the SVG viewer inside
| Adobe Reader for future version, this could help to spread
| SVG worldwide.
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