impress is probably as good as weve got for a page layout app. so
something like that would be a good development, especially with your

we do need good non linear animation, but i think the best way to do that
would be to build it around the gimp, alot like GAP, but to support some
the cool features of mng and other such niceities the export would have to
be directly from it, not back to the gimps layered amination
thing. meaning it would have its own format which i would either include
the xcf files or pointers to them (like in index in a directory, which may
really be a tgz file or some such). wonder how hard sound syncronization
would be...

anyway, theres some stuff for you to think about. hope it helps.

> So maybe GIMP is not an option for me to work on. However, I want to develop
> something. I have approximately 6 years of C/C++ experience with assembler
> developing commercial applications. My interests are graphics, Desk-top
> publishing and system level utilities.
> Is there a nice Desk-top publishing app for Linux out? (Something Like Quark
> Xpress, PageMaker or Indesign?) I have used Quark and developed extensions
> for it for years, I have also written a few Photoshop plug-ins. As far as
> system apps, I like writing disk utilities, I started writing ghosting
> software a year or so ago before I finished college.
> Can anybody help me decide where to focus my efforts? I don't really want to
> duplicate efforts if someone else is trying to do something. However, I
> would like to contribute to bringing quality, commercial, and professional
> open software to the community.
> So can anybody give me suggestions as what to develop, what is needed out
> there, everytime I want to do something, it seems that someone else is
> either doing it, or it is done.
> Sorry for the Off-topic post and the cross post, but I think that perhaps
> your input can help me out.
> Jason  

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