[Openicc] GoSoC 2011: CPD and target printing

Chris Murphy lists at colorremedies.com
Wed May 4 17:52:03 PDT 2011

On May 4, 2011, at 5:26 PM, edmund ronald wrote:

> I would like the target print stuff hidden behind an "Advanced" tab
> of a dialog.

Why in an advanced tab that appears in every application, rather than "subscribed to" by a particular target printing application? Something that the Gimp could also subscribe to (or any other application because it would be well published). 

> It would also mean targets can always be printed from *any* installed
> graphics app.

Why is this remotely useful?

What if an application always scales its print jobs? An advanced tab option for printing targets is then misleading because almost no targets printed from such an application would ever be usable. There are any number of things applications could do that would make them unhelpful as target printing apps.

In an opt out system, I'm not finding a compelling case for the opt out being presentable to either a.) all users; b.) by default, even in an advanced area. It's superfluous clutter for 98% off users.

I think there is a role for application developers to decide how their apps behave. I don't think a good case can be made for exposing such an opt out feature in every application. I have zero issue thoroughly documenting it for application developers and letting them get away with, wholesale, opting out even by default, even without a way for users to then re-opt back in.

Chris Murphy

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