Evince should output PDF instead of PostScript when printing
Submitted by Till Kamppeter
Please describe the problem: See
We are changing the printing workflow from PostScript-centric to PDF-centric. PDF has more compact files, allows reliable page management (separate and rearrange pages), color management, transparency, ... So printing gets much improved by not pushing the print jobs through the PostScript bottleneck.
Unfortunately, the fix of the above-mentioned bug report/feature request does not affect evince. evince needs to be modified by itself. But the modification to do is simple. It is only a 2-line-change patch. See
for the patch.
Perhaps one should put the change into a conditional and allow a switch between PostScript or PDF printing by the ./configure script.
Steps to reproduce: Set "LogLevel=debug" in /etc/cups/cupsd.conf and restart CUPS (or run "cupsctl LogLevel=debug"). Then print a file from evince. Look into /var/log/cups/error_log for the logging of this print job. CUPS tells that it has received PostScript. What we want to have is that CUPS receives the job in PDF format.
Does this happen every time?