April 20, 2010
This semester, with the (unfortunately blogless) Amy Wieliczka, I’ve been working sponsored by the Rennselaer Center for Open Source Software, on a project called Glide.
Excuse my broken GTK theme…
Glide is a Clutter/GTK based presentation application. I could go on for ages complaining about presentation applications, but um…maybe later, for now Glide is still a baby.
The code is on GNOME git, and, there is a fair amount there, and in fact, I think you could play with it today, using backgrounds+text/image elements, and some pretty Slide transitions, and probably make something a little more satisfying than you would in open office present. Build it, try it out. email me (racarr AT gnome), etc, etc…
Glide however is still in rapid development, within the next few weeks, there will likely be major changes. Probably an overhaul of the animations system, add a timeline editor for laying out transitions. An implementation of PDF export that doesn’t cheat. A templating/themeing system, along with an archive file format (containing all resources needed by the presentation! hoorah!). Then probably another pass over the UI…after this I’d like there to be some sort of 0.1 release.
Anyway, I’ve been putting off this post, and want to get it written…so…I’m going to leave it here. Thanks to Professor Moorthy and Sean O’ Sullivan for RCOS, a program which has perhaps been one of the defining experiences of my career as a student at RPI.