Review Request: include KolorManager in kdegraphics

Kai-Uwe Behrmann ku.b at
Sat Mar 31 08:02:05 BST 2012

Am 14.03.12, 11:26 +0100 schrieb Kai-Uwe Behrmann:
> Request ID:
> About:
> KolorManager is a front end to the Oyranos Colour Management System (CMS).
> Why:
> Colour Management is a important part of modern desktops. It helps designers 
> to improve colour usability, artists to predict artwork appearance on client 
> computers and graphic professionals to work with reliable colours. Oyranos is 
> carefully designed to meet that demands. The KolorManager configuration front 
> end is a KDE systemsettings panel for manual interaction in the otherwise 
> automated process of configuring devices and providing reasonable defaults. 
> The device configuration inside Oyranos CMS is a precondition to get DE 
> colour management well working. Some applications like Krita or Gimp support 
> already common OpenICC standards like the ICC Profile in X spec and will 
> directly benefit from KolorManager being inside KDE. Other need further work 
> to integrate Oyranos and ICC support.
> About Oyranos:
> Request:
> After working on KolorManager and Oyranos in the past months for the last 
> Oyranos-0.4.0 release, we feel the stack is ready to review for inclusion 
> into KDE.
> KolorManager resides currently in Playground/Graphics:
> Someone mentioned kdegraphics would be a appropriate target place inside the 
> KDE hierarchy.

Given the recent discussions in this thread, there is not something 
fundamentally technical to change inside KolorManager. Many have expressed 
the opinion to move it not into kdegraphics ATM and use kdeextragear 

As most applications on Linux use the Xorg atoms to do ICC monitor 
compensation, a KolorManager to setup device profiles might help them 

Can we proceed with the move into extragear?

thanks in advance
Kai-Uwe Behrmann

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