Hello,

I recompiled poppler by disabling the cairo backend (added
--disable-cairo-output to CONFIGURE_ARGS in poppler Makefile) so that
evince uses the splash backend by default and the problem disappeared!
Evince now renders all kinds of documents it could not render before,
like eg

http://beige.ucs.indiana.edu/M743/M743.pdf

The versions are: poppler 0.5.3, evince 0.5.3_1.

I wonder if the poppler port could be changed so the user can choose
between splash and cairo while compiling the port? Perhaps a note
about the situation would also be useful?

best, Veiko

--



Quoting Veiko Palge :

> Quoting Joe Marcus Clarke :
>
> > On Sat, 2006-04-08 at 12:27 +0200, Veiko Palge wrote:
> > >
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > evince (0.4.0/gnome2.12/FBSD 6.0 or 0.5.2/gnome2.14/FBSD 6.1)

> > takes
> > > forever to render *some* pdf documents (with other it's as fast

> as
> > > kpdf), for instance this one:
> > >
> > > http://beige.ucs.indiana.edu/M743/M743.pdf
> > >
> > > kpdf renders it in an instant, so does acrobat7. And: so does

> > evince
> > > itself (0.4.0/gnome2.12) on dragonflybsd! I dont have a linux
> > > installation at hand to see how it works there.
> > >
> > > So it seems a FreeBSD specific thing to me --- can anyone

> confirm
> > this?
> > > What might be the cause?

> >
> > The only difference I see is that pkgsrc builds cairo with glitz
> > support
> > by default. However, building ciaro with glitz on FreeBSD does

> not
> > affect rendering time. D-Fly and FreeBSD 6.X are very different
> > operating systems. This may be some kind of pessimization in our
> > read
> > syscall, but I haven't really delved into it.
> >
> > Joe
> >

>
> OK -- I found out the following:
>
> -- evince on linux renders the above doc ok, so it seems a FreeBSD
> specific problem
>
> -- evince on FreeBSD renders many other huge .pdf files ok, so it
> seems
> specific to that kind of document
>
> -- evince on FreeBSD renders a .ps version of the above doc
> (http://beige.ucs.indiana.edu/M743/M743.ps.gz) ok, so the
> problems seems with rendering certain .pdf files
>
> So what is so specific to that document? That it has type 3 fonts?
>
> Veiko
>
> --
>




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