[Openicc] Colour Management future
homann at colormanagement.de
Fri Apr 1 03:02:23 PDT 2011
Further informations about Longhorn and Apple can be found here:
Am 01.04.11 10:57, schrieb Kai-Uwe Behrmann:
> Hello all,
> after the recent announcements of Microsoft and Apple for a joint
> open source colour management system (code name Longhorn), both
> companies announced today to have supplied patches for the Canterbury
> Distribution kernel to integrate the CMS deeply into the operating
> system. The statements mention the goal of common colour appearance in
> VMs, trade shows and heterogenous computer cabinets like in
> universities. Linus Torwalds signaled already to look positively over
> the supplied patches to integrate them into the upstream kernel source
> tree too.
> To be honest, I am afraid, the fact that Longhorn is not based on ICC
> at all, we must ask if the OpenICC group has a further chance to
> contribute anything useful if it keeps the old title.
> As the ICC standard appears now be obsoleted in large parts of the
> industry, I suggest to rename this email list in the near future.
> Personally I would go with "OpenWCS". More ideas are of course welcome.
> "ICC to WCS Conversion Utility"
> As a first step I added a proposal to the GSoC page to provide a
> conversation layer for lcms and thus ICC based applications, like
> Ghostscript, Inkscape, Scribus and so on.
> A second project to integrate the new kernel interfaces into KDE and
> Gnome will be added as soon as possible. IMO these integration
> projects will have priority.
> kind regards
> Kai-Uwe Behrmann
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