OpenPrinting Summit - Print Dialog and Colour Management

Kai-Uwe Behrmann ku.b at
Thu Mar 17 07:06:06 GMT 2011

Am 17.03.11, 07:29 +0100 schrieb Boudewijn Rempt:
> On Thursday 17 March 2011 Mar, Christoph Feck wrote:
>>> Also on the agenda is integrated end-to-end Colour Management possibly
>>> using colord [4], something I know absolutly nothing about, so any
>>> feedback or suggestions people have on that will be very welcome.  For
>>> starters the dependencies for colord are glib and policykit.
>> Kai-Uwe Behrmann (maintainer of KDE color management applications) can
>> help you here. Grab him on and make sure he attends
>> the meeting ;)
> Well... Kai-Uwe and Richard Hughes have had huge discussions on colord 
> on the openicc mailing list 
> ( -- too huge for 
> me to follow them. This list might be a good starting place for more 
> info. For what I got out of it, colord seems to be, like so many 
> "generic" libraries be focussed on gnome/gtk-first, while oyranos 
> (Kai-Uwe's system) is burdened by using a config system that nobody 
> packages. But that impression might be outdated and is certainly 
> over-simplified.

Agreed, the discussion threads are very long. But we are about to extract 
important ideas[1][2] and turn them into proposals[3].

Oyranos ships with the needed configuration code inside its source tree 
since the last release at begin of this year.

The library comes with a CUPS module for printing, and further SANE (which 
needs patches), Xorg, Quarz monitor and CameraRAW modules.
What would be cool to have are a Quarz module for printing and make the 
library fit for Windows' WCS.

kind regards
Kai-Uwe Behrmann
developing for colour management +


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