Pointless is a wywiwyg (what you write is what you get) alternative to PowerPoint and other presentation applications. Presentations are created in a simple mark-up language and rendered using OpenGL and FreeType for optimal visual quality.
|Tags||multimedia Graphics Presentation Office/Business Office Suites|
|Operating Systems||POSIX BSD Linux|
Release Notes: This release contains a large number of bugfixes (including fixes for a few crash bugs and for serious problems with fullscreen support). A number of new features has been added as well: tables, scaling of pll- embedded content (like LaTeX or Metapost), and pll-to- tgz packing, etc. It no longer keeps Python embedded but has become a plain Python extension. It also uses far less memory and fewer CPU cycles.
Release Notes: This release is mainly a bugfix and clean-up release, but a few new features have also been added. Pointless now supports plain background images (not stretched or tiled) and images with a fixed position. Customization support has been added to some pll commands. As to the portability of pointless, the Mac OS port appears to work smoothly by now. Moreover, the SDL variant of pointless has been updated to reflect most of the features in the X11 variant.
Release Notes: This release introduces full-screen support (interactive as well as on the commandline). For X11 installations with XVidMode support, there is support for resolution selection (interactive as well as on the commandline). The Pll language now has support for stretchable and tileable backgrounds. Moreover, there is support for inclusion of metapost, gnuplot, and source code. Finally, quite a few bugs have been fixed.
Release Notes: This is the first publicly announced release. It supports TrueType fonts, bitmaps (in PNG format), vector graphics (Encapsulated PostScript), as well as LaTeX formulas.