1970s data comms UK 2780
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My problem with PDF is Adobe's grabreastuitous changes in their reader GUI. For instance, it used to be that each PDF document was in...
So, an anti-Adobe sentiment seems to be an unimportant reason to avoid the pdf format. I could understand complexity as one reason to avoid pdf, but I am not sure how bad pdf really is.
For me, pdf works 'well enough.' I don't mind .ps, .html or even troff (of course, that isn't really the same solution set.)
If something is 'nonstandard' (i.e. not predominantly available for other OSes in their ports trees), then it makes little sense for a small scale user to use something else as a crusade. However, there is nothing wrong with supporting both the 'new' format and .pdf-.html-.ps.
.pdf and-or .html are probably the best common choices nowadays (whichever is appropriate.) .ps tends to be a little clunky to use for immediate display, but there are some reasonably good display packages.
The .djvu or whatever type formats will simply cause me to look elsewhere unless there are a few choices available for my OS (a free unix) and there are other document sources who use it. Until there is a critical mbutt, I won't bother doing a .-configure;make. (Actually, I almost always do my own ports, and only use the OS ports packages perhaps 30% of the time.)