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Re: sRGB color support in NS port

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: sRGB color support in NS port
Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2013 20:13:14 +0200

> From: Steve Purcell <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2013 18:04:46 +0000
> Cc: emacs-devel <address@hidden>
> On 20 Dec 2013, at 17:41, Bozhidar Batsov <address@hidden> wrote:
> > Some time ago Steve Purcell reported an issue with hex colour rendering on 
> > OS X 
> > (http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-gnu-emacs/2011-05/msg00077.html). 
> > While nothing was changed in Emacs, many OS X users apply a patch similar 
> > to this one https://gist.github.com/purcell/3858136 (an older version of 
> > the patch is used by homebrew) to get the desired behaviour. I wonder if we 
> > cannot finally include the aforementioned patch or conditionnaly allow the 
> > use sRGB colour via a build option (like —with-srgb).
> That would be great, and I’d be happy to do whatever is necessary to help 
> this become a reality, e.g. contributor agreements etc.

The patch is just 4 lines, so it doesn't need any legal paperwork.

> My understanding is that everyone who cares about colour accuracy on OS X 
> builds his Emacs with an sRGB patch of some sort. As for making this a build 
> option, I don’t even think the non-sRGB colours should be an option on OS X, 
> though I can’t speak for the whole NS platform.

Can you (or someone else) please explain the difference between these
two alternatives?

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