Review Request: include KolorManager in kdegraphics

Kai-Uwe Behrmann ku.b at
Wed Mar 14 21:21:42 GMT 2012

Am 14.03.12, 22:03 +0100 schrieb Alexander Neundorf:
> On Wednesday 14 March 2012, Thomas Zander wrote:
>> On Wednesday 14 March 2012 21.29.09 Alexander Neundorf wrote:
>>> The wiki page somebody pointed to mentioned that colord is linux-only,
>>> while  oyranos also works on Windows and OSX.
>>> If we chose colord, how does our solution for Windows and OSX look like ?
>>> Does kolormanager work under Windows and OSX ?
>> Matthias answered your question very well, and I agree with him.
>> Let me ask you a return question;  with the heavy dependency on X11 in
>> oyranos but with colord already starting work on wayland, how will we
>> support wayland soon?

That might be a missconception. Oyranos core itself does link against 
libc, libxml2, yajl, libdl and depending on the availability to 
elektra/ltdl. The X11 device support comes inside a module. So you can 
select on osX X11 or ColorSync depending on your needs. Same will work out 
for a separate Wayland module once a spec is available to implement that.

> I know basically nothing about color management systems.
> Don't some applications needs some kind of interface to use the color
> management system ?
> Or is it only for setting up X, the printer, Wayland, etc.

It can do both. Provide profile lookup, options for rendering and defaults 
and device setup.

> In the first case, if applications (e.g. krita) need some way to work with the
> color management system, wouldn't it be good if KDE provided one interface on
> all platforms ?

Oyranos has platform abstraction for two Linux/BSD and osX. We would be 
glad to add win32 support in the not too distant future and provide a 
similar crossplatform support like e.g. ArgyllCMS.

> Alex

kind regards

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