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Old 02-10-2011, 10:02 AM   #1
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Thumbs down PDF: Quality of Document Rendering on UNIX/Linux Systems

A simple comparision of Evince (epdfview does the same) and Sumatra PDF using WINE (Sumatra PDF is open-source software, but written for Windows platform).

Evince vs. Sumatra | RENDERING

Evince vs. Sumatra | MEMORY USAGE

What is more funny, its more memory efficient to use Sumatra PDF using WINE then Evince natively ... guess whats my new PDF viewer


PS. If You are scared about lack of WINE on amd64, then I have good message for You, these screenshots are from FreeBSD 8.2 amd64 using package by Ivoras available here:

Last edited by vermaden; 02-10-2011 at 10:03 AM.
Old 02-11-2011, 03:56 AM   #2
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Have you tried the Windows build of evince under Wine? Assuming it runs, that might point to the source of the rendering differences - in particular, whether they're to do with evince itself, or your gnome setup.


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