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Pointless

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.

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  •  28 Jan 2004 09:45

    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.

    •  02 Aug 2003 23:04

      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.

      •  14 Apr 2003 14:45

        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.

        •  17 Mar 2003 14:00

          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.

          Recent comments

          14 Feb 2004 14:36 pandr2

          Re: Trouble with v0.5??

          > The .pll was created, (and works) under
          > v0.4. Configure and make v0.5 and there
          > is no joy in mudville:
          >
          > puppydog:/home/ostrande/dev/slidesh>
          > pointless tsm101.pll
          > This is pointless, Version 0.5
          > Xlib: extension "XFree86-DRI"
          > missing on display ":0.0".
          > [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]
          > [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16]
          > Traceback (most recent call last):
          > File
          > "/usr/local/bin/pointless",
          > line 1986, in ?
          > main()
          > File
          > "/usr/local/bin/pointless",
          > line 1977, in main
          > while(run_slideshow()): pass
          > File
          > "/usr/local/bin/pointless",
          > line 1759, in run_slideshow
          > slide.makenode(available)
          > File
          > "/usr/local/bin/pointless",
          > line 472, in makenode
          > n.makenode(available - v3(w,0,0))
          > File
          > "/usr/local/bin/pointless",
          > line 590, in makenode
          > for cell in row:
          > TypeError: iteration over non-sequence
          >
          > Thanks.
          > -sos


          Could you send the .pll source (maybe just the failing part) to us? You could use the pointless-devel list (details at http://pointless.dk) or just mail it to me at pandr(AT)pandr(dt)dk.

          - Peter

          29 Jan 2004 08:35 sos123

          Trouble with v0.5??
          The .pll was created, (and works) under v0.4. Configure and make v0.5 and there is no joy in mudville:

          puppydog:/home/ostrande/dev/slidesh> pointless tsm101.pll
          This is pointless, Version 0.5
          Xlib: extension "XFree86-DRI" missing on display ":0.0".
          [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16]
          Traceback (most recent call last):
          File "/usr/local/bin/pointless", line 1986, in ?
          main()
          File "/usr/local/bin/pointless", line 1977, in main
          while(run_slideshow()): pass
          File "/usr/local/bin/pointless", line 1759, in run_slideshow
          slide.makenode(available)
          File "/usr/local/bin/pointless", line 472, in makenode
          n.makenode(available - v3(w,0,0))
          File "/usr/local/bin/pointless", line 590, in makenode
          for cell in row:
          TypeError: iteration over non-sequence

          Thanks.
          -sos

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