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Re: [SLUG] presentation software
- To: James Peter Gregory <jgre4014@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] presentation software
- From: Crossfire <xfire@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri Sep 28 17:08:10 2001
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
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James Peter Gregory was once rumoured to have said:
> I've been asked to give a talk about some stuff to do with 'ecommerce' and
> the so-called 'internet' and stuff and I'd like to be able to give such a
> presentation on a linux system so that I can run apache and mozilla and
> stuff during the presentation. (entirely separate from the fact that I can't
> stand windows)
> what sort of presentation software are people using?
Well, a wrap up of what I recall from previous events:
HTML and browsers were used by both Rebecca and Catie for their talks.
I've used Magicpoint for my talks, as did Rik when he presented a
short talk on the kernel, and Michael Meeks also used Magicpoint for
his Gnome talk. Rusty was also using Magicpoint during LCA. (Why?
Magicpoint is simple, and robust, but it does take some set up to get
it looking nice).
Jeff used gimp + gqview as he has already commented.
K used ekepoint when he first introduced it to us.
Gus used LaTeX slides.
Andre used text files (IIRC).
As for software and availability:
I have my magicpoint slides and default.mgp configurations on my tech
page (http://kitsumi.xware.cx/tech/) which are what I used for my
magicpoint presentations. Debian packages magicpoint with the
japanese font support as 'mgp'. For redhat, I built from source
(search freshmeat for sources).
Ekepoint/ekemagic is up at ekepoint.sourceforge.net, where you can
download the source which includes K's ekepoint talk. Note that
ekepoint requires ecore and evas. Ekepoint takes time to write with,
and ekemagic is not a complete implementation of the magicpoint
command set. It is very pretty however.
Rebecca used Konqueror to present her HTML - Konqueror features a
quite conveniant full-screen mode which works quite well for this
purpose. I think Catie used Mozilla to give her talk, but only
because she was using my work laptop for it, and I was running Ximian
+ Nautilus + RH6.2 on that laptop at the time.
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