[Openicc] What is exactly needed for color management in a distro?

Till Kamppeter till.kamppeter at gmail.com
Tue May 31 07:56:30 PDT 2011

On 05/31/2011 04:29 PM, Richard Hughes wrote:
> On 31 May 2011 15:09, Till Kamppeter<till.kamppeter at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> Now I see that a lot of color-management-related software is announced on
>> this list:
>> - OpenICC Data package 1.2.0
>> - basICColor_Offset_2009 package 1.1.1
>> - libXcm-0.4.1
>> - Xcm-0.4.0
>> - Oyranos Version 0.3.1
>> - ICC Examin 0.49
>> Is also one or another of these packages needed or at least highly
>> recommended?
> Oyranos is a competing framework to colord. ICC Examin is a profile
> viewer like gcm-viewer. libXcm and Xcm and needed for the compiz color
> correction server, which also needs Oyranos. OpenICC Data and
> basICColor are profile packages a lot like shared-color-profiles but
> with slightly different profiles that are not modified from the
> pristine sources.
> For numerous reasons I've already detailed on this list, I decided not
> to fix and extend the Oyranos project and instead to develop GNOME
> Color Manager and colord. Oyranos and colord do interoperate on a
> superficial level at the moment but they want to fulfill different
> use-cases and certainly are written in very different ways.
> It's really not for me to convince you what software to install by
> default for a specific distro, but for you to try out the different
> frameworks yourself and make up your own mind.
> If it's a datapoint, GNOME 3.2 will have gnome-settings-daemon talking
> to colord by default, gnome-control-center will be used to configure
> colord and gnome-color-manager will be a required component of gnome
> for calibration. CUPS also registers devices and profiles in colord,
> and foomatic and gstoraster already query colord (although you already
> know that :-).
> colord is already an approved external dependency for GNOME. This
> means if a distro is going to ship GNOME 3.2, then it'll also be
> shipping colord. Alex is also already building a small configuration
> panel for colord in KDE, although I'm not sure how far along he's got
> just yet.
> Fedora 15 will also have color management as a "Fedora Feature"
> showcasing the printer, scanner, display and camera color management.
> This will just involve shipping shared-color-profiles, colord, cups,
> foomatic and gnome-color-manager on the default CD media.

Thank you very much. So I only need to add shared-color-profiles.


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