[Openicc] common ICC profile directory
GraemeGill at access.net.au
Mon Mar 1 09:26:58 EST 2004
Jim Gettys wrote:
> I would recommend a scheme something like that developed
> for Fontconfig, where a set of directories (including one
> in the user's home directory) get looked for for the files,
> and caches are automatically recomputed (if needed).
> In the font case, users may have thousands of fonts, and
> doing orthographic coverage on them and selecting a usable
> set of fonts can happen very fast, yet avoid mystic
> installation hassles.
> In the fontconfig case, this means that users can now
> drop files into a users private font directory (or install them
> into system font directories), and everything "just works",
> without the user having to run some magic program.
Fontconfig sounds like a good starting point for an open ICC
color system then, since such a resource would also benefit from a
system wide cache of links and in-memory conversion tables. Not
quite as simple as establishing an ICC profile directory path though :-)
More information about the openicc