[sane-devel] Re: [Lcms-user] monitor profile questions -- adding vcgt to a profile?

gerard klaver gerard@gkall.hobby.nl
Wed, 27 Oct 2004 12:36:26 +0000

On Tue, 2004-10-19 at 10:19, marti@littlecms.com wrote:
> Hi,
> > >Are the reasons known? Just curious..
> As Gerhard already noted, I am not allowed to support or maintain 
> the lprof package anymore. The reasons are the company I work 
> for (HP) acquired the sources for its internal use. 
> Moreover, the technology I was using in the latest profilers (not 
> lprof, but what intended to sell as professional package) is 
> "sensible" in terms my non-disclosure agreement. So, I 
> sacrificed this package in order to keep lcms (the CMM) alive 
> and well. 
> HP kindly allow me to continue the development of lcms as 
> open source and even more, they does SUPPORT this development. 
> In such way I have contact with ICC members, access to restricted 
> documents, proposed extensions, etc.
> So, I'm very sorry for that, but lprof is now effectively dead. 
> At least as open source. It would be nice, however, if anybody 
> would take the sources and continue with the development. But as said, 
> I am not allowed to do that anymore.
> King regards,
> Marti.

To keep the lprof package available i have placed the lprof files and
other information from Marti old profilers page on my homepage.
See http://gkall.hobby.nl/sane-lprof/sane-lprof.html

Goal is to maintain the package as good as possible but time and/or
knowledge can be a problem. Also if more people are interested in
maintaining this package, let me know.
Then maintenance depends not on a single person and placing it in the
SANE CVS tree (sane-lprof or first sane/experimental/sane-lprof) is a
good option. See als SANE Bugreport 30181.
In this way more people are be able to use the package on more platforms
and there is a tracking system for the patches and changes.

And if you have any remarks/comments/updates on/for this page, please
let me know.

Gerard Klaver