I just took a look at the CAVE Academy config and would like to make people aware that it has a bug. On the website it describes the “Utility – Curve – sRGB” color space as “the sRGB Gamma curve but uses ACEScg primaries”. In fact, it uses the ACES2065-1 primaries (AP0). (I’ve seen many people make similar mistake and that’s part of the reason we added the Named Transform feature to OCIO v2.)
Also, I’m a bit surprised it doesn’t have an un-tone-mapped view for looking at textures.
In any case, this does reinforce the point made above that it would be nice to have some basic “starter” configs that people could use. As Thomas mentioned, this is already on the radar of the OCIO Configs working group, and anyone is welcome to participate on that.
And if people here would suggest what their “minimal” set of color spaces, displays, and views are, that would be quite helpful to us.
Also, just a note about manual editing … yes, this is possible, although one benefit of using the Python API is that it will avoid syntax errors. There is also a command-line utility called ociocheck that may be run to validate a config. Sometimes that is a useful test (in addition to running it in the applications you typically use).