evince so slow (compared to kpdf etc)?

Joe Marcus Clarke marcus at marcuscom.com
Sun Apr 9 04:06:28 UTC 2006

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.


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