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)
Created attachment 19184 [details]
this patch does the required changes
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.
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...
> 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.