Christoph Bier christoph.bier at web.de
Wed Nov 16 12:39:23 UTC 2005

Gary Hodges schrieb am 15.11.2005 19:15:

> On 11/15/05, Christoph Bier <christoph.bier at web.de> wrote:
>>Gary Hodges schrieb am 15.11.2005 00:56:


>>Can you provide a copy of such a postscript file for testing on
>>different hardware and platforms? And which hardware do you use?
> My machine is a single Athlon XP 2600+ w/512MB Matrox 450 and Kubuntu
> 5.10.  I just tried the same thing on the following machines:
> Opteron 244 SMP w/4GB Matrox 400 Sarge 64 install
> Athlon MP 2000+ SMP w/2GB Matrox 550 Sarge install
> Mine and the Athlon render the pages the same.  The Opteron machine is
> at least twice as fast.  Still not as fast as what I _remember_ with
> SuSE 9.0 on my machine.  My recollection is each page in the ps doc
> was instantly available with each strike of the <ENTER> or <BACKSPACE>
> keys.  Even on the Opteron machine I can watch my plots appear in
> chunks.  So IF (Big IF) my memory is correct, it must not be an Xorg
> vs XFree86 thing.
> I'll email you directly with a ftp site you can download the
> postscript file from if you are interested.

Ok, thanks, I downloaded it. On my desktop (Duron 1100Mhz, 512MB RAM
Radeon 7000/VE; Sarge, gv 3.6.1-10, gs-afpl 8.14-3) it takes about
3--5 seconds for every page. On my laptop (Athlon XP 2200+ M, 256MB
RAM, S3 ProSavage8 KM266/KL266; Breezy, gv 3.6.1-11ubuntu1, gs-esp
7.07.1-9ubuntu5) it takes about 1--2 seconds for every page. On
another desktop (Athlon XP 1800+, 256MB RAM, GeForce2 GTS/Pro;
Breezy, gv 3.6.1-11ubuntu1, gs-esp 7.07.1-9ubuntu5) it takes about 1
second for every page. Maybe it's a ghostscript thing. But to be
honest: I can not image that such a postscript file to be displayed
in "realtime". Results as on my laptop and the Athlon desktop are
reasonable, IMHO.


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