Being the geek that I am, I decided to
b0rk upgrade my system and installed the development version of Ubuntu (yes, its codename is Hardy Heron) on a spare hard drive partition. A couple of nice surprises when it comes to photography:
xcalib in repositories
So from now on, installing it is just a matter of typing:
sudo apt-get install xcalib
and you have xcalib in your path. You can type
to load the profile. You can even write a bash script and have your icc profile loaded at session start-up – see a detailed tutorial here.
Argyll CMS precompiled
The other nice thing is that the new beta version of ArgyllCMS (0.70 beta8 ) is precompiled and available from Graeme Gill’s website. So no need to compile ArgyllCMS anymore as explained here – at least on AMD64 but it should be OK for i386 as well. Just extract the zip file, go in the bin directory and start calibrating your display. Schweeet!
Note that if you use a Spyder you still need to run the spy2den utility first…
And a little picture of the Swiss Prealps to finish the entry properly: