[Openicc] GoSoC 2011: CPD and target printing
edmundronald at gmail.com
Fri May 6 23:38:32 PDT 2011
On Sat, May 7, 2011 at 4:34 AM, Chris Murphy <lists at colorremedies.com>wrote:
> On May 6, 2011, at 1:46 PM, edmund ronald wrote:
> Dear Chris -
> You think the current Gutenprint interface is awful? Well, we quite
> understand that this situation should not be inflicted on the saintly angels
> who come to use our free software out of the goodness of their hearts.
> I refuse the premise that free software provides immunity from criticism. A
> free mall bus does not provide an exemption from either criticism or
> responsibility to the customer (or in this case end-user). It is possible
> for software design to cause injury.
> As I said, we or at least *I*do understand that the print dialog situation
has become catastrophic, the Gutenprint options list reads like a 747 take
off checklist. Where you are being hypocritical is that you don't say that
it has become almost EQUALLY catastrophic for Photoshop users of Epson
drivers on the Mac, and that there have been vigorous protestations now for
years about it.
However, the dictators of the computing proletariat have a plan for world
> domination: Users of color managed printing will be offered the color/bw and
> paper choice in the "simple" tab, I expect. Not because we love our users so
> much that we want to simplify their lives, but just because a profile is
> only valid in the conditions it was made. Tinkerers and color consultants
> who open the hood of the car and dive into the steaming mechanical entrails
> deserve ... what they get :)
> This is a car where the steering wheel is in the backseat, the engine is on
> the passenger seat, in order to avoid my fingers getting chopped off I have
> to be very careful shifting because the gear shift is exactly where one
> would expect, yet a mere 4" from a rotating fan belt.
Yes, it needs to get cleaned up. So, now how about some more constructive
suggestions other than total removal of the options?
> Chris Murphy
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