Bug 139761 - [WISH] remove printing-block for "non-printable"-files
Summary: [WISH] remove printing-block for "non-printable"-files
Status: RESOLVED NOT A BUG
Alias: None
Product: kpdf
Classification: Applications
Component: general (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Platform: FreeBSD Ports Linux
: NOR wishlist (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Albert Astals Cid
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Reported: 2007-01-08 10:25 UTC by Hannes H
Modified: 2007-01-08 18:39 UTC (History)
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this patch does the required changes (715 bytes, patch)
2007-01-08 10:27 UTC, Hannes H
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Description Hannes H 2007-01-08 10:25:27 UTC
Version:            (using KDE KDE 3.5.5)
Installed from:    FreeBSD Ports

with certain tools files can be marked as non-printable, non-editable, ...
kpdf honors these settings.

i request for this to be changed, because:
1) this security-concept is based on security-by-obscurity. we should not create the impression for anyone, that setting this flag on his files can actually prevent them from being printed.
2) free software is about the user's freedom and not about trying to be like some other non-free-software. we should never implement features that deny rights of our users. after all this looks like DRM! (with the exception that there actually is nothing forcing us to do this) 

thanks!
Comment 1 Hannes H 2007-01-08 10:27:01 UTC
Created attachment 19184 [details]
this patch does the required changes
Comment 2 Pino Toscano 2007-01-08 11:54:21 UTC
This wish is quite invalid because:
a) a normal KPDF compilation gives you the possibility to toggle the DRM limitations, using a checkbox in the settings
b) when KPDF is configured (during compilation) with the --enable-force-kpdf-drm option, then there's no way to disable them

If your distro compiles KPDF with the --enable-force-kpdf-drm option enabled, then blame it, not us, as we _already_ give the way to disable the DRM.

Oh, and about your 1), remember that PDF is a file format with its specifications, and we just implement it. If you don't like it, then blame Adobe, not us.
Comment 3 Hannes H 2007-01-08 16:25:16 UTC
a)

great thing! but why is this checked positive by default? is there actually anyone who would want this? if you really want this to be on by default, you could at least add a notice to the "no permission to print"-dialog, that you can deactivate this non-sense in the settings...

thanks.

Comment 4 Pino Toscano 2007-01-08 18:39:43 UTC
> but why is this checked positive by default?
As I said, because there is a *format* and we have to follow that, as close as possible.