[Openicc] GoSoC 2011: CPD and target printing

Alastair M. Robinson blackfive at fakenhamweb.co.uk
Thu May 5 12:24:24 PDT 2011


On 05/05/11 16:32, Chris Murphy wrote:

> 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.

What strikes me is that if it's impossible to do pass-through-colour 
using the CPD then our standalone target-printing application has to 
bypass the CPD completely.  It effectively has to implement a separate 
printing path, and can't leverage the CPDs setting of options, job 
tickets, etc., and the chances of keeping that application maintained 
and "in sync" with the CPD are pretty slim.

Having a CPD flag that applications use to signal that "advanced" 
options should be shown would be just about tolerable, I suppose, but 
still seems like needlessly sacrificing functionality on the altar of 
user-friendliness to me.  (And we see so much of that these days that 
some of us, myself included, are admittedly hyper-sensitive and quick to 
shout if we see any hint of it happening!)

All the best
Alastair M. Robinson

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