Adobe Acrobat Update Manager



  • Well it seems that all of my machines have been pulling the latest Acrobat updates...

    I mostly noticed that the update was happening because it sucks up ridiculous amount of CPU usage (10% on a dual-CPU dual-core AMD Opteron 270, 100% on a lowly 1.7GHz Pentium-4 laptop). WTF? It's just downloading a file!

    And what's up with that update's name?

    I understand now that TRWTF™ is this forum's editor...



  •  Well, you know they gota download,do a MD5 on it, download it again (for safety) and MD5 that, then download it again (caz they can, what? wana do something about it?) and MD5 that, then they have to zip it, send it in an email attachment to a 10 year old in indonesia, have him make photo-copies of the printed out binary code, fax that over to adobe then verify that its good via MD5 check, then send it back to you, then just do a busy while loop for 10 minutes, then install.You know for security...

    I always hated the adobe updater. Specialy when it turned into a spam-popup on my computer.

    Edit: Also the all cum file might come in handy for all the porn youre about to download and view with PDF viewer



  • I believe it's because the file is compressed and needs to be uncompressed, that's the case with the 8 series.

    I use [url=http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/rd_intro.php]foxit reader[/url] anyway.





  • @MasterPlanSoftware said:

     @dtech said:

    Filed under: Adobe's only acceptable products are Marcromedia's and photoshop.

    You forgot Cold Fusion.

     

     

    No, he didn't.



  • @dtech said:

    I believe it's because the file is compressed and needs to be uncompressed, that's the case with the 8 series.
    I use foxit reader anyway.

    It was spending time during the download, before anything got uncompressed or checksummed etc. I'm not suprised if the decompression/validation takes a little time... but downloading?!

    Foxit Reader is pretty decent. In my case It doesn't solve all the problems, though, as the update I got was for the Acrobat (generator), not just the reader. But I agree, just as a reader Foxit's much better. Ever since Acroread 4 or 5 the thing got just so bulky. yuck.



  • @noodle said:

    It was spending time during the download, before anything got uncompressed or checksummed etc. I'm not suprised if the decompression/validation takes a little time... but downloading?!

    If I had to take a wild guess I'd say the update manager uses home-grown networking code which relies on some really bad method of socket communication. It's probably sitting in a busy spin polling for new data on the inbound socket.



  • @noodle said:

    @dtech said:

    I believe it's because the file is compressed and needs to be uncompressed, that's the case with the 8 series.
    I use foxit reader anyway.

    It was spending time during the download, before anything got uncompressed or checksummed etc. I'm not suprised if the decompression/validation takes a little time... but downloading?!

    Foxit Reader is pretty decent. In my case It doesn't solve all the problems, though, as the update I got was for the Acrobat (generator), not just the reader. But I agree, just as a reader Foxit's much better. Ever since Acroread 4 or 5 the thing got just so bulky. yuck.

    Didn't notice that indeed. Decompression is done while downloading however (at least, AR 8 download like I said) so that could still be the case.

    @MasterPlanSoftware said:

     @dtech said:

    Filed under: Adobe's only acceptable products are Marcromedia's and photoshop.

    You forgot Cold Fusion.

    They still develop and/or sell that? I hoped one dark page of earths history could be closed when they acquired Macromedia.



  • @dtech said:

    They still develop and/or sell that? I hoped one dark page of earths history could be closed when they acquired Macromedia.
     

    Nope. And believe it or not, there are still people who wander forum to forum spamming it's worth.



  • The update's name makes perfect sense: Acrobat Standard Update 7.1.0 All Cumulative. (All may mean languages, versions, whatever)

    It is NOT some sort of veiled porn statement.


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