Evince (was Re: New joyride build 2222)

Chris Marshall jns-cmarshall at comcast.net
Thu Jul 31 17:45:10 EDT 2008

Jim Gettys wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-07-30 at 18:28 -0400, Chris Marshall wrote:
>> S Page wrote:
>>> Mikus Grinbergs wrote:
>>>> Noticed that sugar-evince brought in
>>>> poppler 0.6.2-5.olpc3, which is 3 MB.
>>> I think 8.1.0 and 8.1.1 have the same dependency (on 
>>> poppler-  Evince needs Poppler to render PDFs. 
>>> <http://live.gnome.org/Evince/SupportedDocumentFormats>
>>> Speaking of Evince, does Read support DjVu in 8.2.0? 
>>> http://djvu.org/docs/ has some test files.
>>> http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/2448 says yes, but 
>>> http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/6223 and http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/6426 
>>> suggest no.
>>> I don't care, except that <http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Image_file_formats> 
>>> presents DjVu as OLPC's preferred e-book file format.
>> I have to vote that I do care.  DjVu is much more efficiently rendered
>> at high resolution being designed for that purpose.  In fact, DjVu format
>> is efficient enough that often a direct scan of a document at 300dpi
>> compressed to DjVu format is smaller and faster displayed than a PDF
>> file of the same document.  I believe some timings were reported in
>> a previous thread around the bug ticket: #6223.  A look at the
>> ticket indicates it has been pushed back to 9.1.0.
>> --Chris
> Things not in trac tend to get forgotten....  Is it in trac?  If so,
> what bug?
>                       - Jim

As I mentioned:


I saw a mention yesterday that something had changed with
evince on the XO and that that might have fixed the djvu
reading problem.  I have not had time to test.


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