GNOME Color Manager release next Monday

Next Monday I intend to release the first supported version of gnome-color-manager (2.29.1) into the wild.

There have been quite a few new features added to git master recently, and very many bugs squashed. I wanted to thank Pascal de Bruijn for the hours and hours of regression testing he’s been doing, and quite a few other people on the mailing list that have also been reporting bugs before the release. There are quite a few translations already committed, so the first release should look really good.

New features added in the last couple of weeks:

  • Ability to support and manage “disconnected” devices
  • Cairo CIE widget showing gamut ranges
  • Ability to delete and import existing profiles
  • Adding of the rendering intent settings to the DBus interface for applications to use

More testing is always welcome. Thanks!

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Richard has over 10 years of experience developing open source software. He is the maintainer of GNOME Software, PackageKit, GNOME Packagekit, GNOME Power Manager, GNOME Color Manager, colord, and UPower and also contributes to many other projects and opensource standards. Richard has three main areas of interest on the free desktop, color management, package management, and power management. Richard graduated a few years ago from the University of Surrey with a Masters in Electronics Engineering. He now works for Red Hat in the desktop group, and also manages a company selling open source calibration equipment. Richard's outside interests include taking photos and eating good food.

19 thoughts on “GNOME Color Manager release next Monday”

      1. I’ll see what I can do :) Right now clicking “Help” doesn’t even bring up the Yelp window (or, rather, yelp cannot find the required page).

    1. No, the hardware is made by Lenovo (or IBM France according to the PNP identifier), but the profile of the display was created by me, and is therefore copyright me.

  1. This is EXACTLY the kind of infrastructure work I am very happy to see being done for free desktops. Congratulations for beating KDE to it!

  2. Three suggestions:

    1. Please consider making a shrunk image for your website which links to a full-size image. The image on the blog now is not shrunk proportionately (as far as I can see) so it’s heavily distorted.

    2. Without commenting on whether profiles can be copyrighted, or should be copyrighted, consider using the copyright symbol instead of “(c)” (and encouraging same for others who contribute profiles). I haven’t looked at the source, so I don’t know: can the strings in the app handle UTF-8?

    3. It would be nice to clarify the license. I’d hate to think I can’t make my own derivatives and distribute them without obtaining additional permission each time. Perhaps the copyright and the license could be separate lines?

  3. I have compiled the latest git version on my up2date Fedora 12 box, but I don’t see my monitor’s name under the “Devices” tab. I’m seeing “default” instead. Is this normal behaviour or should I report a bug? I’m using xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-190.42-5.fc12.x86_64.rpm and kmod-nvidia- My monitor is a HP LP2475w connected via DVI.

    1. It sounds like the nvidia binary is doing not great things. Is there any chance you could try nouveau or nv and see if that fixes things? Thanks.

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