[cairo] [PATCH]A cairo-ps-surface.c issue for modern finicky versions of ghostscript

Alan W. Irwin irwin at beluga.phys.uvic.ca
Fri Nov 30 09:54:32 PST 2007

On 2007-11-30 19:06+1030 Adrian Johnson wrote:

> Alan W. Irwin wrote:
>> I have just installed Debian testing on a new box, and ghostscript (gs-gpl
>> version 8.56) errors out with a "/rangecheck in --xyshow" message for
>> PostScript results (see attached postscript file) produced with pango-cairo
>> and cairo via the PLplot pscairo device driver.
> This problem has already been fixed in the development branch of cairo.

I see from
that was 42 hours ago so just before my post.  Great minds
think alike.  :-)

> The bug is in all the 1.4.x versions that have been released.

xyshow is only used for text that is not vertical or horizontal and not
everyone has the latest careful version of ghostscript installed.  So only a
minority of your users will be affected by this bug.  Nevertheless, that
minority is increasing as the careful version of ghostscript gets deployed,
and for that minority this bug is pretty much a showstopper.

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