evince so slow (compared to kpdf etc)?
veiko.palge at uni-konstanz.de
Sun Apr 9 13:10:26 UTC 2006
Quoting Joe Marcus Clarke <marcus at marcuscom.com>:
> 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)
> > 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
> > 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
> > What might be the cause?
> The only difference I see is that pkgsrc builds cairo with glitz
> 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
> syscall, but I haven't really delved into it.
OK -- I found out the following:
-- evince on linux renders the above doc ok, so it seems a FreeBSD
-- 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?
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