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On Sat, 2006-07-08 at 21:47 +0200, Veiko Palge wrote:
> Hello,=20
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> I recompiled poppler by disabling the cairo backend (added=20
> --disable-cairo-output to CONFIGURE_ARGS in poppler Makefile) so that
> evince uses the splash backend by default and the problem disappeared!=20
> Evince now renders all kinds of documents it could not render before,
> like eg
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> http://beige.ucs.indiana.edu/M743/M743.pdf
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> The versions are: poppler 0.5.3, evince 0.5.3_1.
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> 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? =20


Submit a patch, and we will investigate. Of course, this PDF should be
tested with cairo 1.2.0 to see if that also gets rid of the performance
problem.

Joe

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> best, Veiko
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> --
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> Quoting Veiko Palge :
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> > Quoting Joe Marcus Clarke :
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> > > On Sat, 2006-04-08 at 12:27 +0200, Veiko Palge wrote:
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> > > > Hello,=20
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> > > > 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:=20
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> > > > http://beige.ucs.indiana.edu/M743/M743.pdf
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> > > > 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.=20
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> > > > So it seems a FreeBSD specific thing to me --- can anyone

> > confirm
> > > this?=20
> > > > What might be the cause? =20
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> > > 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.
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> > > Joe
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> > OK -- I found out the following:
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> > -- evince on linux renders the above doc ok, so it seems a FreeBSD
> > specific problem
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> > -- evince on FreeBSD renders many other huge .pdf files ok, so it
> > seems
> > specific to that kind of document
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> > -- 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
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> > So what is so specific to that document? That it has type 3 fonts?
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> > Veiko
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> > --
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