[tex-live] possible problem with thumbpdf

Heiko Oberdiek heiko.oberdiek at googlemail.com
Wed Jul 7 15:28:01 CEST 2010

On Mon, Jul 05, 2010 at 10:39:36PM +0200, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:

> On 5 July 2010 Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
>  > Try this one:
>  > 
>  >   http://tug.org/~kotucha/test-thumbpdf.tar.gz

No need, a short test file for pdfTeX:

Hello World

TL2010 uses

Then important objects for the perl script thumbpdf are hidden,
because compressed. In short, thumbpdf doesn't support compressed
objects. Thus either use \pdfobjcompresslevel=0 or don't use
thumbpdf. I don't have plans to extend thumbpdf, because supporting
compressed objects would require a complete rewrite of thumbpdf using
a PDF library. And I doubt the usefulness of thumbpdf nowadays, when
AR versions generate thumbnails on the fly very fast.

Yours sincerely
  Heiko Oberdiek

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