Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 840606
font artifacts with 9.05 and x11alpha
Last modified: 2012-12-13 00:51:17 EST
Created attachment 598499 [details]
IDL produced graphics.
Description of problem:
With 9.05 (-1 and -3) on F17 we see character artifacts in the attached image. We don't see these with 9.04, including 9.04-9 built on F17. The image is produce with IDL with something of a kludge of setting the fontsize to a very small number (.001) to suppress axis labels.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Created attachment 598500 [details]
This is the expected rendering (9.04 and earlier)
Created attachment 598501 [details]
Bad rendering with 9.05
I tried reproducing with upstream's binaries, but ran into other problems (segfault with 9.04 and no X display with 9.05). Filed that upstream, see linked bug id.
Apparently this is an issue with the x11alpha driver. Image appears fine with -sDEVICE=x11. This was first noticed with gv which uses x11alpha to render.
Upstream reports that this is now fixed in git and that a new release should be forthcoming in a week or two.
Any chance we can get 9.06 in F17 to fix this? Or backport the fix?
It isn't even in F18 yet. Let me get it in there first, and then we look at getting it into F17.
ghostscript-9.06-3.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.
Okay. I've built it locally and am testing it here on F17. Thanks.
ghostscript-9.06-3.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
ghostscript-9.06-3.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 17 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing ghostscript-9.06-3.fc17'
as soon as you are able to.
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ghostscript-9.06-3.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.