Color Managing KDE

Kai-Uwe Behrmann ku.b at
Wed Feb 22 12:32:50 GMT 2012

Am 22.02.12, 11:52 -0000 schrieb Richard Hughes:
> On 22 February 2012 11:30, Christoph Feck <christoph at> wrote:
>> Our "color management KDE dude" is Kai-Uwe Behrmann from Oyranos
>> team. See "git/playground/graphics/kolor-manager" for what is already
>> available.
> I gave up on working with Kai-Uwe a long time ago. Oyranos and colord
> are competing frameworks that have *very* different design ideologies.

I was always inviting for collaboration and will continue so. My
proposals and standards are a living example for that. The Taxi ICC online 
DB is open for everyone, including colord users. Last year I wrote code to 
share users settings on the desktop. The code, including a formal 
proposal which was discussed on last years LGM in Montreal, is online and 
planed to be use in Oyranos. This is a invitation to use it as well in 
colord and other CMS'es for the freedom of users and application 
developers. Think, DBus is not available everywhere.
The idea of competion came not from me and I do not like to follow that, 
as it endangers collaborative work in OpenICC.

> I've written a lot in the past on why I think Oyranos is the wrong
> approach, which I'll not write again here. From my biased point of
> view, in just over one year, colord has gone from concept to being
> included on nearly all distros by default. It's pulled in as multiple
> things like GTK and CUPS as a dependency. It's my firm belief that
> color management should be usable by real people without having to
> install or configure anything.

Hmm, the Oyranos project targets at non specialist and supports specialist 
needs at the same time. Many things are automated for easy handling and 
better control. I do not know, what is suggested with the last sentence.

> I'm offering to help hackers in the KDE community build simple GUI
> code on top of colord. You guys get a color management system that
> works, and I get more users using my stuff. It's a win-win situation.

Kai-Uwe Behrmann
developing for colour management +

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