[gs-devel] bug status report - 11-26-2003

Jack Moffitt jack at artifex.com
Wed Nov 26 09:16:05 PST 2003


SUMMARY
-------
Total issues		:	157
Total bugs		:	129
Total enhancements	:	28
New bugs		:	21
Closed bugs		:	12
New potential bugs	:	00
Open potential bugs	:	01
Fixed potential bugs	:	00
New customer bugs	:	05
Open customer bugs	:	25
Fixed customer bugs	:	01
New top-ten bugs	:	01
Open top-ten bugs	:	05
Fixed top-ten bugs	:	01

Closers 		:	dan (2), ralph (5), igor (2), alex (1),
				jack (2)

NEW BUGS
--------

#687151 - USER - gswin32 starts with 7s delay while searching bad
		 ENCODING pathname
assign: ray?

For some reason GS tries to access fonts through a network path, which
casues startup to be delayed while the path times out.

#687154 - INTERNAL - Bugs in gx_flatten_sample
submitted by: igor
assigned: igor

The old code has a bug in gx_flatten_sample, which I've explained in a
new comment in gxpflat.c,v 1.7 ln 743. The bug persists since
repository was created.

#687155 - TOPTEN - patch needed for 8.10
customer: #1110
assign: raph?

The customer needs a patch against GS 8.10 to fix the softmask image
problem.  Problem file attached for verification.

#687156 - CUSTOMER - some characters shifted higher in acrobat4 generated eps
customer: #710
assign: ray?

If one generates an EPS file from the PDF in Acrobat 4, Ghostscript
renders this file with the characters shifted up, but the EPS created
by Acrobat5 looks fine.

#687157 - CUSTOMER - file leaves interpreter in bad state
customer: #411
assign: ray?

The customer says the attached file leaves the interpreter in a bad
state after it is done rendering so that no files can be interpreted
after this one.  For this to happen, the same dll instance must remain
loaded between invocations, like in the gstest application provided in
the past.  Later files fail with stackunderflow.

#687158 - USER - disabling X11 output devices
assigned: ralph

Waiting for more information.

#687161 - INTERNAL - genarch.c doesn't compile on Visual C
submitted by: alex
assign: ralph?

The latest version of genarch.c tries to use "long long" type which is
not available on MSVC.

#687162 - INTERNAL - CVS HEAD doesn't compile with Cygwin/gcc
submitted by: igor
assign: ralph?

ISO/IEC 988:1999 exact-size types conflict with
/usr/include/sys/types.h .  Compiler log is below.

#687163 - INTERNAL - FAPI/UFST problem with PCLPS3__G.FCO
submitted by: igor
assigned: igor

Our ufst43.patch.txt looks incompleted. A simple test with 0th font in
the collection ufst\FONTDATA\MTFONTS\PCLPS3\MT1\PCLP3__G.FCO
fails. Should I continue patching UFST ?

#687165 - INTERNAL - New warnings with Cygwin/gcc
submitted by: igor
assigned: igor

New potentially harmful warnings "... might be used uninitialized"
appeared, probably due to one of Igor's recent patches.

#687167 - INTERNAL - New warnings with Cygwin/gcc (jbig2dec)
submitted by: igor
assigned: ralph

This bug is similar to the bug 687165.  Reporting this separately
because it's another software component.  New potentially harmful
warnings "... might be used uninitialized" appeared.

#687168 - INTERNAL - (pdfwrite) Transparency as a high level object
submitted by: igor
assigned: igor

pdfwrite converts transparency into an image. It should be a PDF
object. This feature is important for re-distillation and for
implementing a Windows PDF writer with our graphics library.

#687169 - INTERNAL - (pdfwrite) : An imperfect compression choice 
		     with dina3_watermark.pdf
submitted by: igor
assigned: igor

With dina3_watermark.pdf pdfwrite chooses a DCT compression, rather a
loosess one wanted. Need to check whether we can improve the
hewristics.

#687170 - CUSTOMER - Minimal set of lib files
customer: #??
assign: ray?

The customer wants to know what is the minimal set of files from the
lib directory that they must redistribute.  Right now they are
including the .ps files and the fontmaps.

#687171 - CUSTOMER - pdfmark issues
customer: #??
assign: igor?

The customer reports that the following PS code:
[/a (test) /ANN pdfmark
[/A (test) /ANN pdfmark
Gets converted to the following PDF:
4 0 obj<</Type/Annot/a(test)/Subtype/Text>>endobj
6 0 obj<</Type/Annot/Subtype/Text>>endobj

OPEN POTENTIAL ISSUES
---------------------
#458780 - raph - Illustrator 9 transparency rangecheck

OPEN CUSTOMER ISSUES
--------------------
#493348 - ray - Add image smoothing for better display
#578865 - jeong - Colors missing in AI9 file.
#592837 - raph - tranparency rendering different
#601336 - ralph - MacOS Native Font Support
#607850 - ray - Problem processing CIDFontType2 -- undefined in get
#610356 - raph - Banding in the gradient
#617077 - ray - /limitcheck in --setpagedevice--
#626464 - ray - /undefined in Adobe_level2_AI5
#628110 - raph - conversion to tiff produces black page
#634036 - ray - additional lines in gradient.
#651644 - ray - mixed italic and nonitalic letters
#661171 - ray - blends incorrect at high resolutions
#667301 - raph - x11cymk crash
#674417 - ray - Problem with embedded device being removed by GC
#680301 - jack - pdfwrite font problems
#681469 - raph - image mask not working
#686824	- ray - borders are incorrect in pdf file
#686841 - ray - bbox device issue
#686850 - ray - /rangecheck in --get-- with -dDOPDFMARKS
#686859 - ray - currentfile file position off by 2048
#686958 - ray - /undefined in --get--
#686959 - ray - fonts show up as empty boxes
#687050 - igor - setscreen operator lost with pswrite device
#687123 - ray - bbox device not working in GS 8.10, 8.11, CVS HEAD

OPEN TOP-TEN ISSUES
-------------------
#535366 - raph - /VMerror in .pushpdf14devicefilter
#611898 - raph - transparency rendering incorrect
#673124 - raph - /rangecheck in --.buildshading2--
#686778 - ray - /undefined in --get-- in postscript file
#686789 - dan - gradients wrong after pdfwrite
#686860 - ray - black background in postscript file
#686980 - ray - stripes in pdf



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