[Openicc] GoSoC 2011: CPD and target printing
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Thu May 5 08:32:04 PDT 2011
On May 5, 2011, at 9:10 AM, edmund ronald wrote:
> 1. Linux has always been driven by "under the hood enthusiasts". An advanced tab is there exactly for users who want to or need to "open the hood", just like the hood release on a car.
No that's the command line.
I'm not going to accept this as an argument for a GUI, even on Linux. There are still finite resources for development and support, and many distros clamoring for installed base for regular Joe user. A color management passthrough option is about as esoteric as a printing feature can get.
> 2. This is feasible. But - has anyone actually contacted the GIMP guys?
> 3. The standalone app will end up working differently from the other apps. A standalone app is what we ended up with as a workaround for Mac OS targets, and it has bugs I've heard (scaling and placement) but its authors cannot be bothered to fix it. I am sure the Linux environment will be able to spawn its own set of bugs and if they are not in the main code path they will simply sit there and ferment.
If a single application cannot be produced to do this correctly and reliably, we certainly have the very same problem with it in a CPD that then all applications are subject to with no other (simple) means of working around it. I think that's a problem.
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