[Openicc] [ANNOUNCE] Oyranos Colour Management LiveCD III

Kai-Uwe Behrmann ku.b at gmx.de
Sun Dec 11 04:06:31 PST 2011

The thierd release of the Oyranos Colour Management 
LiveCD, which is based on openSUSE-12.1 and will run on x86_64 compatible 
PC´s. I placed yesterday after some preparations the ISO image on the 
better accessible SourceForge site for download. The CD project starts 
into a instantly colour managed desktop, which is unique under Linux.

The LiveCD contains the usual mixture of colour managed graphics 
applications. Among them is the colour management system Oyranos, the KDE 
Color Management panel, a profiler based on Argyll CMS and many colour 
management aware applications for drawing, colour analysis and desktop 
publishing. Due to package size changes not even all programs from the 
last release are covered. I am very sorry for that. Nevertheless I decided 
to include Firefox, as a very wide spread every days application. After 
fixing a bug in Firefox, the web browser is usable under CompICC and has 
generally improved regarding colour management. But still it has many 
colour management related issues.

The desktop widget contains some test images to help you verifying, your 
desktop is setup correctly and works inside all colour managed 
applications. Covered are some JPEG, PNG, TIFF and SVG images with wide 
gamut and swapped channel test profiles. You will surely spot problems, as 
not everything in Linux desktops is really polished regarding colour 
management. But these test data can help you in getting a sense of, what 
can be relied on and what not. You can easily include other applications 
into your test by installing from openSUSE. And please help the projects 
and report bugs to the according project bug trackers. This will show 
interest in the issues seen with colour management and helps developers 
spot current weaknesses, which are otherwise overseen.

The CD uses the stable version of the Compiz compositing window manager, 
which is the only one being able to run under KDE. While the Oyranos CMS 
is packaged in openSUSE, a fullscreen desktop colour correction is 
currently not possible with KDE´s KWin or any window manager other than 
Compiz with the CompICC plugin. One difference to the previous LiveCD is a 
better useable nouveau driver, which since greatly improved and can now 
launch into Compiz with GPU acceleration.

article:  http://www.oyranos.org/2011/12/oyranos-colour-management-livecd-iii/
download: http://sourceforge.net/projects/openicc/files/Demo/

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

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