[Openicc] cupsICC on remote CUPS servers Part 2

Kai-Uwe Behrmann ku.b at gmx.de
Tue May 24 05:35:58 PDT 2011

Hello Jan-Peter,

I understand why having settings on a CUPS server is a good thing for some
admins and certainly for vendors.
However let me put in some ideas _why_ that might be a good thing and why 
sometimes not.

If a way exists to convince a admin to install the modified PPD and ICC 
profile, and the admin has a easy means to do so on a CUPS server by a 
GUI, thats fine. The same tools could help vendors to adapt their 
packages to certain colour management settings. Users can then enjoy a 
colour managed print path regardless from where the print job is sent.

However normal users might have no control over a CUPS server in many 
cases. Imagine a user can sit in a school or facility and the admins do 
not want any unprivileged user to fiddle with persistent CUPS server 
The same admin might be complete ignorant to any user requests to install 
the profile and modify the server installed PPDs. Users have to live with 
that. Nevertheless we want to enable these users to do colour management 
regardless of their admin, by respecting the security concerns that this 
admin might have in the first place. A selfcontained PDF is a good thing 
to integrate user wishes with admin demands.

The good thing is, we can work on the vendor/admin cupsICCprofile side and 
the selfcontained PDF side at the same time.

kind regards
Kai-Uwe Behrmann
developing for colour management 
www.behrmann.name + www.oyranos.org

Am 24.05.11, 13:41 +0200 schrieb Jan-Peter Homann:
> The cupsICC qualifiers (printer, media, resolution) will be integrated in the 
> PPD wich will be used from the client.

More information about the openicc mailing list