[Scribus] Fwd: 1. LPROF development snap shot version 1.11.0 released (Hal V. Engel)
Tue Nov 22 08:41:21 CET 2005
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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
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
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
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
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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