[maemo-users] xPressent: New app for PDF slides and remote control

From: Álvaro J. Iradier airadier at gmail.com
Date: Mon Mar 23 09:25:12 EET 2009
On Sun, Mar 22, 2009 at 9:51 PM, Nicholas Piper
<nick-maemousers at nickpiper.co.uk> wrote:
> As you already use Python and pygame, have you thought about
> integrating with  http://impressive.sourceforge.net/ ? It's what I
> currently use to give PDF presentations that I create with LaTeX. It
> works really well. Right now, I use BlueMaemo on the N800 as a remote
> control.

Yeah, I might take a look, although the target is not the same, I
think we could merge some interesting features.

>> To make it work, you create a .xpr file with the notes for the slides,
>> with the same name of the .pdf file, and run the xpressent server on
>> the laptop with the .xpr file as parameter. Them, you can start the
>> remote client on the internet tablet, and connect via bluetooth to the
>> server to change the slides and read the notes. The current slide and
>> notes are sent over the bluetooth connection. Don't forget to edit the
>> xpressent.conf file to add the remote bluetooth address to the list of
>> known addresses!
> I wonder if we could get the .xpr files written by LaTeX, or
> preprocessing the LaTeX beamer files?

The displayed files (on the laptop/desktop side) are .pdf, you can
make these from latex sources. The .xpr contains just the notes for
every slide in the pdf. I think it could be interesting to read the
notes on the pdf instead of having a separate file.

> How do we download the entire source from
> https://devel.airadier.com/xpressent/browser/trunk/src in one go? Ah,
> I see we can download /trunk as a zip.
> On the front wiki page, you have a link to "subversion", but it's
> actually a link to the Trac source browser.
>  Nick

Ups, sorry, I think the subversion is not public right now, I'll take
a look at the permissions and put a link on the wiki page.


  Alvaro J. Iradier Muro - airadier at gmail.com

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