Dear distribution packagers

The soon to be released gnome-color-manager 3.1.1 (unstable) will have a hard dependency on colord. Please could distribution people start making packages for colord and including them in your distributions development channel now please. I’ve done an example .spec file if that helps.

At the moment, upstream ghostscript and foomatic already use the DBus interface of colord, but this is a soft dependency. If colord is not present, they both use the non-color-managed code. If you have a spiffy distro that has a “suggests” or “recommended” attribute available for packages, it’s probably a good idea to add that for foomatic and ghostscript-cups.


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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.