[Openicc] Color Management for Ubuntu

Richard Hughes hughsient at gmail.com
Tue May 3 03:13:35 PDT 2011

On 2 May 2011 08:52, Kai-Uwe Behrmann <ku.b at gmx.de> wrote:
> Specific for Ubuntu let me suggest you to look into CompICC [5]. This Compiz
> plugin based desktop colour server introduces real time ICC colour
> correction for displaying.

I'm still not convinced a WM color server is the correct place for
such functionality. There's a sizable amount of abstract i/o between
the client and the color server which isn't always kept synchronized.
I've been playing with using GLSL shader interface code in the toolkit
directly (GTK in my case, but easily copied into QT) and this seems to
be a lot easier to handle.

Not detracting from the fact that you've actually got CompICC working,
but I think it's fair to say it's not a foregone conclusion such an
architecture is a the best idea. The real fix is to make the GPU
accessible in X using mesa (no simple ask indeed), which then makes
things trivial to implement.


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