[Libreoffice-qa] Testing for bug 81592: Bad Quality/Rendering of EPS graphics in LO 4.2 and 4.3 (regression)
gerry.treppel at googlemail.com
Sun Jul 27 09:17:05 PDT 2014
LibreOffice is facing a regression with regards to the quality/rendering
of EPS graphics in LO 4.2&4.3
While the rendering quality of EPS in LO 4.0/4.1 was 'production
quality', the rendering in 4.2 & 4.3 regressed and is unusable for
publishing. The issue exists in rendering on screen, printing, PDF
export as well as with existing documents or newly inserted EPS graphics.
From my viewpoint, it is a terrible bug, because the graphics of
statistical software (Stata, SPSS) always showed best quality when
exported as EPS and inserted in LibreOffice. All existing documents and
prepared EPS graphics are not really usable anymore on 4.2.x and later.
Hence, I am stuck with LO 4.1.x which is EOL and less performant and
stable (and is missing a few important features) than 4.2.x and 4.3.x.
Hence, I seriously hope that this bug can be fixed for the last version
of the 4.2 line, which is version 4.2.7.
I approach the QA list for this, because the bug has been tested and
confirmed so far only on Ubuntu 12.04 and Ubuntu 13.04 and I would like
to kindly ask you to perform tests on EPS quality with new distribution
versions, such as Ubuntu 14.04, 14.10Beta as well as Fedora, Debian or
others. For the generation of the EPS representation in LibreOffice, the
library /pstoedit/ is used and it is possible that newer versions of
pstoedit give better output.
I would be glad if you could try to reproduce the bug following the
steps in the bug description. Please also try the pstoedit command and
instructions as given by Caolan in comment 4.
I hope that someone finds a solution for this regression bug.
Thanks a lot,
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