Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 441017
LaTeX rendering nonfunctional in Inkscape 0.46.
Last modified: 2009-01-07 13:10:34 EST
The mechanism for rendering LaTeX objects (Effects->Render->LaTeX Formula)
appears to be broken in Inkscape 0.46.
In version 0.45 the renderer worked as expected. However, I started the new
version after the upgrade and without doing anything else attempted to render a
LaTeX formula, which proved impossible: while the renderer ran normally, the
rendered formula did not show up.
Several formulae were tried, with identical (non-)results. Erroneous formulae
were tried, with the renderer reporting the error as expected. I then removed
version 0.46 and reverted to version 0.45, which is once again working as expected.
Fixed in inkscape-0.46-2.fc8. Do you think this should be fixed in an update? I
tend to think yes, as it is more-or-less a regression (LaTeX support was also
partly broken in 0.45 though, see bug #252159), so I'll push that to testing
once it builds.
inkscape-0.46-2.fc8 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 8
inkscape-0.46-2.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
If you want to test the update, you can install it with
su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update inkscape'. You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F8/FEDORA-2008-2890
inkscape-0.46-2.fc8 has broken pdf rendering.
artifacts in the output when transparency or gradient effects are used.
downgrading to inkscape-0.46-1.fc8 and i get usable pdf rendering again.
Jef: That is very strange, since the only change between the releases was this
patch . I am wondering if there was some change in its build-time
dependencies or something. Could you please provide a test case, such as svg
file whose rendering to pdf differs between the versions of inkscape in question?
It was a bit odd...I certainly didn't expect it.
Even better I can't reproduce it today...even with the svg that was repeatably
problematic earlier. Oh well. Sorry to bother you.
inkscape-0.46-2.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.