On Sunday 05 October 2003 09:22 am, Todd Stephens wrote:

>  Slideshow seems like an impressive application to me from looking at
> the web site http://www.alobbs.com/slideshow.  It has an option to
> create "ASCII Slides", so I don't know if that means it can read from
> a text file or not.  I might try it out just to see, but I am trying
> to cut back on what I am installing these days.  The ports system
> almost makes it *too* easy to install things and I've gone a little
> crazy with it lately.

Follow up to this.  Slideshow is indeed a very powerful presentation 
program.  The problem lies in figuring out how to use it.  It appears 
to me that you have to write the slides in XML, then program the actual 
slideshow in Python, since slideshow is apparently a Python module.  
The 'example' slideshow that is installed doesn't really tell me much, 
and the docs installed simply refer you to the sample slideshow.


-- 
Todd Stephens
"Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, 
while bad people will find a way around the laws." - Plato

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