[Openicc] Proposed "ucmm" display profile configuration convention used by ArgyllCMS.

Graeme Gill graeme at argyllcms.com
Mon Jun 2 03:38:19 PDT 2008

Alastair M. Robinson wrote:

> "profiles" may well be more user-friendly, or at least user-oriented - 
> and if the convention for $PREFIX/share/color/icc weren't already 
> established, I'd agree with you - however, seeing as that convention 
> *is* already established, I can't help feeling that using something 
> different would be more confusing that helpful. 

I can't really agree with you that any such convention has been established.
Various proposals have been made, there is a smattering of support,
but I think that there has been too little real world use for
for there to be any real consensus. It is not obvious to me at all for
instance, that the installation of system device profiles has been properly
considered. It is obvious to me that a vendor/colorspace hierarchy is not
the right place for them.

> Take a hypothetical 
> piece of software which supports ICC profiles, but doesn't yet support 
> the XICC specification for identifying the monitor profile; selecting 
> the monitor profile manually will be confusing if that one specific 
> profile is in a different path from the others.

Sure, and I have already agreed that for user installed profiles,
some sort of hierarchy seems appropriate. I'm not convinced it
has to be directories though, and it seems completely inappropriate
for system installed profiles.

Graeme Gill.

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