Bug#379378: source package for poster version 20050907 with patches for Debian
Daniel Hermann <email@example.com> wrote:
> Hi Peter,
> On Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 08:55:21PM -0400, Peter S Galbraith wrote:
> > I notice that http://printing.kde.org/downloads/ has version 20060221,
> > and your patch 20050907toDebian.diff applies with just an offset:
> > ...
> > The poster ChnageLog says:
> > 2006-02-19 Manfred Paulus <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > ...
> > * output: make postscript functions out of read in
> > page descriptions instead of copying the code
> > for every output page
> > ...
> > Is there a reason that you didn't use the 2006 version but rather the
> > 2005 version?
> Yes. It didn't give printable output, at least for my tests
> (LaTeX/dvips poster + file from Bug #255718). It's mainly the
> above change that caused problems. I'm not a postscript expert,
> but the whole poster (typically single-page) is defined in one macro
> "/print_content_of_complete_page_XX". Then the macro is used multiple
> times, for each new page. That makes the resulting postscript document
> much smaller, but it seems to break other things. Maybe there is
> some size limitation in postscript for macros?
> Nevertheless, that was the reason I preferred the 2005 version over
> the 2006 version, because it seems to be the more stable one, although
> it produces larger documents.
Thanks Daniel. I fixed the epoch in the changelog and uploaded it.
Thanks you for all the work!