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Portable Presenter is a package designed to give presentations. It is written in Perl/Tk only, which is available for UNIX and for Windows. Portable Presenter is brought to you under the same licences as Perl, which is GPL and the Artistic Licence.
PPresenter is not really for the week of heart. The results are limited to what Tk can deliver, but that is quite a lot. You can write presentations using Perl (do you know Perl?) and XML (so how hard can it be?) Please contribute.
The current version is v1.17 (published 2002/08/12). My advice is to use this in combination with Tk800.022, which seems stable for some time now.
Main featuresAre you also frustrated by the massive amount of images and menus which most WYSIWYG presentation programs show you? Do you prefer LaTeX over M$-Word and you are not affraid to type? Then this program may be the thing you were waiting for.
What is NOT inPortable Presenter is limited to the functionality of Perl/Tk. Although Tk is very well suited for most jobs, some features which are possible with fully C-written applications are not implemented. In some cases, the performance would be too low to give an acceptable result.
Portable Presenter is written and maintained by Mark Overmeer. Copyright (C) 2000-2002, Free Software Foundation FSF.