[Openicc] compiz-cms/CompICC [was: What is exactly needed...]

Hal V. Engel hvengel at gmail.com
Tue May 31 12:35:12 PDT 2011

On Tuesday, May 31, 2011 08:44:25 AM Florian Höch wrote:
> >> I'm running compiz-cms on all my machines, all the time -- which was
> >> not possible with compicc, exactly because compicc broke Firefox,
> >> Gimp, and every other color managed application.
> > 
> > oooops.
> > As far as I could check CompICC worked always as expected and correctly.
> > Moreover it is designed to do so.
> > Can you give reasons for that "compicc broke Firefox, Gimp" statement?
> Firefox and Gimp can both be configured to not use the display profile
> (ie ICC_PROFILE atom), but a user-configured profile. In that case
> CompICC may not be able do the right thing, because the user actively
> chose to shoot himself in the foot :)

Firefox on X11 does not use the system installed display profiles.  The user 
MUST configure the display profile as there is no other option.  By default it 
uses sRGB on X11 systems.  It appears that it will use the system provided 
profiles on Windows and OS/X.  There is a long standing open bug for this:


When looking at this bug in the tracker it is assigned to NoBody and has a 
status of UNCONFIRMED.  The bug was reported late in 2008 so it is almost 3 
years old.

GIMP will use the system provided profile but users can manually override this.

> Per-application display profile settings don't make much sense anyway imho.
> I don't know which is the default for gimp when you activate display
> compensation (use system profile or user defined profile), but Firefox
> actually had the "use system profile" default when I last checked (and
> works nicely with CompICC in that case as far as my experience with it
> goes).
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