[Libreoffice-qa] Testing for bug 81592: Bad Quality/Rendering of EPS graphics in LO 4.2 and 4.3 (regression)

Joel Madero jmadero.dev at gmail.com
Sun Jul 27 09:24:00 PDT 2014

Hi Gerry,

If you're running Linux do you mind trying to bibisect the issue. I can
walk you through the steps or you can read them here:

It helps a lot to get us closer to a solution.



On 07/27/2014 09:17 AM, Gerry T. wrote:
> Dear all,
> LibreOffice is facing a regression with regards to the
> quality/rendering of EPS graphics in LO 4.2&4.3
> (https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=81592).
> 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,
> Gerry
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