Color Managing KDE

Kai-Uwe Behrmann ku.b at
Wed Feb 22 11:56:03 GMT 2012

Oyranos CMS is about preparing a release and then the existing KDE Color 
Management panel will be ready to continue inclusion into KDE. I 
appologies for the delay. The KDE Color Management panel or kolor-manager 
in kde git provides a front end to the Oyranos API, including 
configuration of settings and devices.

Peer reviewed ICC profile packages from well known sources are packaged 
and prepared for use with Oyranos. Honestly, the colord profiles are 
uncontroled altered from uncertain sources, falsely labled and 
unfortunately buggy. While the colord author can nothing for bad 
colourimetric quality, there was even after many warnings no attemt to 
check their quality and fix the package. So many users are now exposed 
to these profile sets.

colord as well as Oyranos are no guarantee for a colour managed desktop.
There is far more work involved, like creating cross desktop standards
and in parts cross OS recommendations, which I have put much work into.
And these conventions have to be transformed into code, which are
target at KDE and I helped with.

kind regards
Kai-Uwe Behrmann
developing for colour management +

Am 22.02.12, 10:46 -0000 schrieb Richard Hughes:
> First, I apologise about the cross posting. Please drop any list which
> isn't relevant in your replies, and please also cc me as I'm not
> subscribed to either list.
> GNOME has been a color managed desktop by default for two releases
> now, and I deliberately designed colord to have an open Freedesktop
> DBus API that could be used by both desktops. Really, KDE just has to
> include a KCM module to do the 6 things on this list and also perhaps
> include a simple control center panel to configure it.
> Basically, I need a KDE dude. Of course, I can help quite a lot and
> mentor the project, but I’ve never really coded Qt or C++ in anger, so
> to speak. If you’re interested, I could maybe even set up a Google
> summer of code place as well, although I’d prefer it to be an existing
> person familiar with the KDE community so there is some ongoing
> maintainer.
> If anybody is interested, let me know and I’ll set up a meeting and we
> can talk and discuss details. Thanks.
> Richard Hughes

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