One of the sought-after feature requests from OpenICC is the need to make Kolor Manager a standalone program. Since I’ve found the time to do some outside coding this semester, I would like to extend my assistance to undertake this project.
Synnefo ( σύννεφο – the Greek word for “cloud”)* will be the standalone version of Kolor Manager, which will keep Oyranos (“sky”) as its internal color management system. The key advantages for developing Synnefo will be in the following:
1.) Portability. Any environment that supports QT will be able to use Synnefo as a convenient color management solution (such as OS X and Gnome).
2.) Better modularity. Kolor Manager was originally designed with KDE’s System Settings in mind. Synnefo will be independent, and thus, will allow more freedom in coding new features without conforming to a particular code base.
The goal for the initial implementation will be to carry over the current Kolor Manager code (as it exists right now), and strip away all KDE code. The creation of a main dialog that will hold together the three base modules (“Devices”, “Settings”, and “Information”) is a priority, as well as to provide room for future module expansion – say, the inclusion of a “Parser” or “Viewer” module via AnalyzeICC.
Since this is a project that will be worked on during my school session, I won’t be able to devote full-time on it. However, I would like to offer this loose, two-month timeline as a way to keep pace: The month of March will be dedicated to creating the main dialog and organizing the file structure for Synnefo. April will be spent finalizing the code and testing Synnefo in different environments outside of KDE.
Any suggestions are welcome.
www.gitorious.org/synnefo (Development repository)
*Special thanks to Yiannis for helping us decide on Greek names.