[Scribus] Fwd: 1. LPROF development snap shot version 1.11.0 released (Hal V. Engel)

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From: "Hal V. Engel" <hvengel at astound.net>
To: openicc at lists.freedesktop.org, lcms-user at lists.sourceforge.net,
        gimp-developer at lists.xcf.berkeley.edu
Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2005 12:34:15 -0800
Subject: [Lcms-user] LPROF development snap shot version 1.11.0

I'm pleased to announce that version 1.11.0 of LPROF is now
 available.  LPROF is an open source application that will create ICC
 profiles for use with other applications such as Scribus, CinePaint,
 Krita, UFRAW and the development version of GIMP. This is the first
 development snap shot of the work that has been underway since LPROF
 became a SourceForge project.  Please see  the LPROF SourceForge web
 pages http://sourceforge.net/projects/lprof

This is a development snap shot of what will become version 1.12 when
 it is stable.  Although testing by the development team indicates
 that this snap shot appears to be stable it is a development release
 and as such it should not considered to be a stable release.  It has
 not been extensively tested and may have significant unknown bugs. 
 This is being made available so that users can test the new release
 and report problems and make suggestions for improvements.

The major goals of this version are:

1.Consolidation of the user interface into a single executable to
 facilitate an improved and simplified work flow.
2.Elimination or a major reduction of duplicate code to facilitate
 maintenance and future enhancements.
3.Use of a standardized location for storing configuration
 information. 4.Improved documentation and the addition of a help
5.Increased portability.

Significant changes in this version include:

1.A unified user interface with a greatly simplified work flow.
2.The user interface and logic for placing the IT8.7 picker template
 has been hugely improved and will now work for skewed chart images
 that would have been impossible to use with the old picker template
 positioning user interface.  The user interface is also much simpler
 to use.
3.A new help system has been implemented and new documentation
 written for the help system.  This includes information on how to
 use this version of LPROF and there is also has a section on how to
 create profiles for use with UFRAW. 4.The charts for setting monitor
 gamma in the rough monitor profiler are now the Norman Koren gamma
 charts.  These are being used with the permission of Norman Koren. 
 These new charts will also help users set the black point for their
 monitors.  See http://www.normankoren.com/makingfineprints1A.html 
 for more information about these charts.
5.LPROF now uses system standard locations for saving and locating
 profiles by default.  On Linux/Unix systems profiles will be saved
 to $HOME/.color/icc and when looking for profiles it will look in
 /usr/share/color/icc if these directories exist.  On Windows systems
 it will use the default Windows directory for ICC profiles (normally
\Windows\system32\spool\drivers\color).  Users can specify other
 locations. 6.LPROF configuration and temporary files are now stored
 in  $HOME/.lprof. 7.On Linux systems SCons is now used as the build
 system.  The SCons build is not currently working on Windows or
 other platforms.
8.The library used to support tiff IT8.7 target images has been
 changed from QTiffIO to TiffIO for increased portability (QTiffIO
 does not build on Windows).  LPROF can be built and will run without
 this library installed but it will not support the use of tiff files
 unless this library is installed. 9. A new target reference file
 installer has been added.  This installs target reference files in a
 standard location and also requires the user to select the correct
 picker template when installing a new target reference file. LPROF
 will automatically use the specified picker template when ever the
 user selects a target reference file in the Camera/Scanner Profiler
 tab. 10.A significant amount of work has been done on Windows
 portability issues and most of the features are working on Windows
11.Some work has been done to insure that this will run on big-endian
 systems. This code still needs to be tested. (The development team
 only has access to little-endian hardware).
12.A bunch of other bug fixes and improvements.

Please feel free to download, build, install and test the development
 snap shot.  User feedback is very much appreciated.  In addition,
 LPROF could use your help in other ways and we are looking for
 volunteers to handle various tasks.  For example, I would really
 like to have someone work on getting the Windows SCons build working
 correctly and there are many other areas where we could use
 additional help.   Many of the things that need to be done are
 non-technical so even those that do not have a technical back ground
 can contribute.  Please contact me if you would like to get involved
 in this effort in any way.


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