[Openicc] Prototype Color Managed Gutenprint - where to put the settings files?

edmund ronald edmundronald at gmail.com
Mon May 9 15:58:53 PDT 2011

Hi to whoever this may concern :)

Robert and I would welcome comments on the practical  issue below,
especially from the distribution guys..
We will SOON enable "settings" for Gutenprint, and start using them for our
own work in describing inking behavior.
The question is where to put the settings files. If  they get placed in
 /tmp/ as Robert suggests, we may be creating security issues and in any
case we would have a fragile prototype and this could only be done in a dev
If there exists a "canonical" place to put ink settings, eg. the same place
as the PPDs, then maybe we could enable this feature in the standard
distribution of Gutenprint, which is something *I* would much prefer, as the
feature would then be integrated in the main distributions and be *tested*
and available for use by all the color management superstructure we have
been discussing at length here.

All *concrete, immediate* suggestions appreciated.


> On Mon, May 9, 2011 at 4:08 AM, Robert Krawitz <rlk at alum.mit.edu> wrote:
> >
> >> On Sun, 8 May 2011 17:38:43 +0200, edmund ronald wrote:
> >> >
> >> > I think we should figure out a way to run a prototype that accepts
> >> > settings files

> >> OK.  So suppose I define a tag in the PPD file (in a development
> >> branch -- I am not putting this into the mainline code, because it's a
> >> security hole and because we'll surely wind up doing it differently:
> >>
> >> *StpSettingsFile: "/tmp/settings.stp"
> >>
> >> It will load color settings from that file, and everything else from
> >> the PPD file/command line.
> >>
> >> --
> >> Robert Krawitz                                     <rlk at alum.mit.edu>
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