Bug 431192 - evince produces too large Postscript files
Summary: evince produces too large Postscript files
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: cairo   
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Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Behdad Esfahbod
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Keywords: Reopened
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-02-01 14:05 UTC by Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski
Modified: 2009-03-26 09:39 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-03-26 03:22:13 UTC
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sample PDF file to reproduce the problem (202.70 KB, application/pdf)
2008-02-01 14:05 UTC, Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski
no flags Details

Description Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski 2008-02-01 14:05:36 UTC
Description of problem:
Compared to Adobe Acrobat 8.1.1, evince's PS output is much larger than
acroread's. This results in the inability to print such PDFs on memory-starved
printers. For example, the attached PDF is converted to 9MB PS file by evince
and won't print on a HP LJ2200 with 8MB RAM. The same PDF printed from acroread
is converted to 1MB PS file and prints fine.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. set up a HP LJ2200 PS printer (8MB RAM)
2. try printing the attached PDF from evince
Actual results:
The file fails to print because it is too large.

Expected results:
The file should print without problems.

Comment 1 Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski 2008-02-01 14:05:36 UTC
Created attachment 293726 [details]
sample PDF file to reproduce the problem

Comment 2 Matthias Clasen 2008-02-02 19:09:03 UTC
Almost certainly a cairo problem.

Comment 3 Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski 2008-02-12 20:23:40 UTC
Reassigning to cairo.

Comment 4 Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski 2008-02-12 20:25:20 UTC
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Comment 5 Behdad Esfahbod 2008-02-12 22:53:39 UTC
Kristien, does your recent cairo fixes help here?

Comment 6 Kristian Høgsberg 2008-02-13 16:31:16 UTC
I doubt it, but Adrians PS fixes over here:


should.  We could pull that patch series into our RPM and if it improves things,
ping Adrian to commit it.

Comment 7 Kristian Høgsberg 2008-02-13 16:43:33 UTC
See also: http://lists.cairographics.org/archives/cairo/2008-February/013052.html

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Comment 9 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 05:53:58 UTC
Fedora 8 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-01-07. Fedora 8 is 
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Comment 10 Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski 2009-01-09 19:08:46 UTC
I believe this is still not fixed.

Comment 11 Behdad Esfahbod 2009-03-26 03:22:13 UTC
I tested with Rawhide and evince generated a PS file 1MB large.

Comment 12 Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski 2009-03-26 09:39:36 UTC
Rawhide is not CURRENTRELEASE. :) However, I have re-tested with F-10's evince-2.24.2-1.fc10 and the PS file is ~800KB, so yes, it appears to have been fixed.

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