[argyllcms] Re: gnome-color-manager and argyllcms

  • From: Kai-Uwe Behrmann <ku.b@xxxxxx>
  • To: Richard Hughes <hughsient@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 31 Oct 2009 10:50:34 +0100 (CET)

Sorry for this cross posting.
My post is more about terminology, then about the primary technical intention of Richards initial post. So I would be fine to continue on OpenICC.

Am 30.10.09, 09:35 -0000 schrieb Richard Hughes:
I'm the maintainer of gnome-color-manager. gcm uses argyllcms to do
the device calibration, but gcm runs in the user session and does not
have access to hardware devices without a manual chmod.

Hello Hughes,

It seems like you are programming a gnome-monitor-calibration and a gnome-monitor-profiling UI. Booth in the same application. As pointed out on your blog comments[1] there exist already some of them[2]. So you might get ideas from other UI's and can keep an eye on terminology, for the sake of the tutorial and book writers. They have later to demystify the Linux Colour puzzle and explain it to end users.

Further some thoughts about the selected name.
A gnome-color-manager can suggest everything from a CMM like Argyll's colour transformation engine[3] to a complete CMS, like WCS[4]. With the strong reference to "Gnome" in the name, I thought more of a configuration panel[5][6].

As a hint, it might be a good idea to distinguish between both kind of applications. There might be people who want to use alternatives for one of the steps. If calibration/profiling and settings of profile are too close, that might be too inflexible.

Btw. I would really like to test your application, but I am afraid smearing my system with cutting edge Gnome libs will result in unuseable other apps as I experienced it already. (Firefox was unuseable for months here until I discovered that uninstalling a newer glib version solved that problem. So no modern Inkscape eigther here.)

[1] http://blogs.gnome.org/hughsie/2009/10/23/icc-profiles-and-gnome/
[2] http://www.oyranos.org/wiki/index.php?title=ColourMatchingModuls#Profiler
[3] http://www.oyranos.org/wiki/index.php?title=ColourMatchingModuls
[4] http://www.oyranos.org/wiki/index.php?title=Applications#CMS.27s
[5] http://www.oyranos.org/wiki/index.php?title=Oyranos#Screenshots
[6] http://www.oyranos.org/wiki/index.php?title=Kolor-manager

kind regards
Kai-Uwe Behrmann
developing for colour management www.behrmann.name + www.oyranos.org

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