Portable Presenter is a package designed to give
presentations. PPresenter is brought to you under a
GNU licence, what makes it free to be used
PPresenter is fully written in Perl, so does not require any compilation,
hence source distribution equals binary distribution. But please read
carefully on which modules you need or may want to use.
To install this software, you require the latest versions of Perl and
Perl/Tk. I myself run Perl5.005_03 and Tk800.021, which is stable. Both
are available from CPAN.
- Do NEVER run PPresenter applications which were written
by someone else unless you thrust the code 100%: it is
a perl program so may contain any garbage (virus) you like.
Use the export into website function instead.
You need the following packages (also available from
Tk800.022, (required) or newer.
- Versions Tk800.016 will usually work too, although not supported by me.
Perl/Tk versions Tk800.016 till Tk800.020 are buggy: do avoid them!
- If you really want to be flexible on your use of images, you
should consider installing ImageMagick on you system. Required if
you like to export you show to PostScript, images, or web-pages.
Read the information on the
website of ImageMagick
on how to install it. You need the ImageMagick library and PerlMagick
with the same version.
Installing ImageMagick from source or binaries is not simple: it
requires a lot of libraries for each supported image format.
Be sure that you have matching versions of ImageMagick and
PerlMagick. If you get errors about
(for instance if you use SuSE6.3), then the versions do not match!
Do not forget to throw away the old version of PerlMagick when you
have installed a new one.
- or newer. Required when you want to write your slides in XML.
- If you want to use scalable X-fonts (yes, you want to)
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